Presentations

A BJGP podcast about the patients’ gut feelings research

Monday, September 18th, 2023

‘In this episode, we talk to Margje van de Wiel from the Department of Work and Social Psychology, at Maastricht University in The Netherlands’. Title of paper: ‘How do patients in general practice voice their gut feelings and value them?’ Please listen to Margje van de Wiel.

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How patients in general practice voice and value their gut feelings about health

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023

Abstract Background GPs consider their gut feelings a valuable tool in clinical reasoning. Research suggests patients’ gut feelings may be a useful contribution to that process. Describing these feelings more precisely could improve primary care professionals’ (PCPs) recognition of patients’ gut feelings and insight into the underlying reasons. These descriptions would also enable a thorough examination… read more

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‘In the medical world, intuition is essential for the diagnostic process’

Friday, June 23rd, 2023

Interview with Margje van de Wiel by Ianthe Sahadat The English translation of the Dutch interview by Cis van Heertum was published in the magazine accompanying the exhibition ‘Imagine Intuition’, which was held in museum ‘de Lakenhal’ in Leiden from 14 October 2022 to 15 January 2023. Read the interview in Volkskrant – Intuition in… read more

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Bernardino Oliva Fanlo won the award for the best doctoral thesis in family medicine in Spain

Wednesday, May 17th, 2023

The doctoral thesis of Bernardino Oliva-Fanlo (member of the COGITA group) entitled “Gut Feelings in the diagnostic process of Spanish family physicians” has won the II PREMIO DE INVESTIGACIÓN EN MEDICINA DE FAMILIA SALVADOR TRANCHE award for the doctoral thesis published in Spain in 2022 of greatest interest for Family Medicine. The prize is awarded… read more

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Gut feelings and cancer diagnosis

Monday, March 27th, 2023

The study of the role of gut feelings in the diagnosis of cancer has been increasing in recent years as the existence and value of GPs’ gut feelings gained prominence. Focusing on primary care we can find qualitative and quantitative approaches. Here you find an update of a summary of some of these studies, written… read more

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How general practitioners detect, act upon, and report suspicions of child abuse: an inventory of barriers and opportunities for improvement

Monday, December 5th, 2022

Abstract General practitioners (GPs) are crucial in detecting and reporting child abuse and neglect. However, GPs tend to underreport their suspicions of child abuse. This qualitative study aimed to examine how GPs detect potential child abuse, how they act upon their suspicions, which barriers they encounter and how the detection and reporting of child abuse… read more

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An interview in a Dutch newspaper

Monday, October 17th, 2022

An interview in the Volkskrant with Margje van de Wiel focussed on the cognitive-psychological aspects of gut feelings in general practice. https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/de-huisarts-moet-zijn-nietpluisgevoel-volgen-in-de-medische-wereld-is-intuitie-fundamenteel~be464027/

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Patients’ gut feelings seem useful in primary care professionals’ decision making

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Abstract Background Family physicians’ diagnostic gut feelings have proved to be valuable. But what about patients’ gut feelings? Research has shown that patients’ gut feelings may contribute to their physicians’ clinical reasoning. Dutch medical tribunals consider patients’ worry useful for doctors’ diagnostic process. However, how general practitioners and other primary care professionals recognize gut feelings… read more

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Gut feelings in the diagnostic process of Spanish Family Physicians

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Bernardino Oliva Fanlo will defend his PhD at the Universitat de les Iles Balears (La Palma, Mallorca, Spain) (3-th Juni 2022) Thesis Bernardino Oliva Fanlo

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Prospective Observational Study on the Prevalence and Diagnostic Value of General Practitioners’ Gut Feelings for Cancer and Serious Diseases

Friday, January 28th, 2022

Abstract Background General practitioners (GPs) have recognized the presence of gut feelings in their diagnostic process. However, little is known about the frequency or determinants of gut feelings or the diagnostic value of gut feelings for cancer and other serious diseases. Objective To assess the prevalence of gut feelings in general practice, examine their determinants… read more

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