Clinical vignettes are a special type of clinical teaching case used primarily to measure trainees’ knowledge and clinical reasoning. A vignette can be designed to measure knowledge about a specific diagnosis or clinical situation at the same time as it measures trainees’ skills in performing the tasks necessary to diagnose and care for a patient. This section includes a description of clinical vignettes as well as sample clinical vignettes tailored to physicians and nurses.
- Structured Clinical Vignettes: What Are
They and How Are They Used? (Click
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This document explains the purpose, use, and construction of a structured clinical vignette, and how a vignette can be created and scored.
- Sample Clinical Vignette for Physicians
This is a clinical vignette for physicians about a newly diagnosed HIV-infected patient. The first document presents the vignette and questions, and can be used as a training exercise with mentees. The second document includes the answers to the questions for the mentor’s reference.
- Sample Clinical Vignette for Nurses
This is a clinical vignette for nurses about a newly diagnosed HIV-infected patient. The first document does not include answers; the second document does include answers.