This could be an interesting tool for mental health as well, if these were methodically done they would begin to show common patterns. On another note how are physicians taught on how to deal with grief? How many hours are given to this topic in med school. MDs have a very high suicide rate and often lack of empathy comes from not being able to work through grief and begin again. Every time a patient fails or dies it impacts....
The Ishikawa diagram was invented by Kaoru Ishikawa.
It is also known as a fishbone diagram because of its shape. The 'fish head' represents the main problem.
The potential causes of the problem, usually derived from brainstorming sessions or research, are indicated in the 'fish bones' of the diagram.
Starting with a clinical vignette, facilitators can help medical students and junior doctors to identify the main presenting problem of a patient, conduct brainstorming sessions and search in the literature to find the potential causes, then categorize these causes in an Ishikawa diagram.
The Ishikawa diagram can then be kept by individual learners for continual updating when they acquire new or relevant information.
For more read on: http://www.jmedicalcasereports.com/content/pdf/1752-1947-5-120.pdf