Philosophy of Medicine

Written By Fred Gifford
Philosophy of Medicine
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 23 June 2021
  • ISBN : 0444517871
  • Pages : 590 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Philosophy of Medicine written by Fred Gifford which was release on 23 June 2021, this book published by Elsevier. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: This volume covers a wide range of conceptual, epistemological and methodological issues in the philosophy of science raised by reflection upon medical science and practice. Several chapters examine such general meta-scientific concepts as discovery, reduction, theories and models, causal inference and scientific realism as they apply to medicine or medical science in particular. Some discuss important concepts specific to medicine (diagnosis, health, disease, brain death). A topic such as evidence, for instance, is examined at a variety of levels, from social mechanisms for guiding evidence-based reasoning such as evidence-based medicine, consensus conferences, and clinical trials, to the more abstract analysis of experimentation, inference and uncertainty. Some chapters reflect on particular domains of medicine, including psychiatry, public health, and nursing. The contributions span a broad range of detailed cases from the science and practice of medicine, as well as a broad range of intellectual approaches, from conceptual analysis to detailed examinations of particular scientific papers or historical episodes. Chapters view philosophy of medicine from quite different angles Considers substantive cases from both medical science and practice Chapters from a distinguished array of contributors

Philosophy of Medicine

Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : Fred Gifford
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 590
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : This volume covers a wide range of conceptual, epistemological and methodological issues in the philosophy of science raised by reflection upon medical science and practice. Several chapters examine such general meta-scientific concepts as discovery, reduction, theories and models, causal inference and scientific realism as they apply to medicine or medical ...

The Philosophy of Medicine Reborn

The Philosophy of Medicine Reborn
  • Author : Edmund D. Pellegrino
  • Publisher : University of Notre Dame Pess
  • Release Date : 2008-03-01
  • Total pages : 472
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : Edmund D. Pellegrino has played a central role in shaping the fields of bioethics and the philosophy of medicine. His writings encompass original explorations of the healing relationship, the need to place humanism in the medical curriculum, the nature of the patient’s good, and the importance of a virtue-based ...

An Introductory Philosophy of Medicine

An Introductory Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : James A. Marcum
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-05-07
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : In this book the author explores the shifting philosophical boundaries of modern medical knowledge and practice occasioned by the crisis of quality-of-care, especially in terms of the various humanistic adjustments to the biomedical model. To that end he examines the metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical boundaries of these medical models. He ...

The Philosophy and Practice of Medicine and Bioethics

The Philosophy and Practice of Medicine and Bioethics
  • Author : Barbara Maier,Warren A. Shibles
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2010-11-11
  • Total pages : 543
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : This book challenges the unchallenged methods in medicine, such as "evidence-based medicine," which claim to be, but often are not, scientific. It completes medical care by adding the comprehensive humanistic perspectives and philosophy of medicine. No specific or absolute recommendations are given regarding medical treatment, moral approaches, or legal advice. ...

Philosophy of Medicine

Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : R. Paul Thompson,Ross E.G. Upshur
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-08-04
  • Total pages : 194
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : What kind of knowledge is medical knowledge? Can medicine be explained scientifically? Is disease a scientific concept, or do explanations of disease depend on values? What is "evidence-based" medicine? Are advances in neuroscience bringing us closer to a scientific understanding of the mind? The nature of medicine raises fundamental questions ...

The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Medicine

The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : James A. Marcum
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-12-15
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : A definitive and authoritative guide to a vibrant and growing discipline in current philosophy, The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Medicine presents an overview of the issues facing contemporary philosophy of medicine, the research methods required to understand them and a trajectory for the discipline's future. Written by world ...

John Gregory s Writings on Medical Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine

John Gregory s Writings on Medical Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : Laurence B. McCullough
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-11-23
  • Total pages : 254
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : This volume introduces a new subseries of Philosophy and Medicine, Classics of Medical Ethics. The purpose of this new subseries is to bring out scholars' editions of major works in the history of medical ethics and philosophy of medicine. This new subseries will target for publication texts that are long ...

The Philosophy of Medicine

The Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : Robert John Thornton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1799
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : Download or read online The Philosophy of Medicine written by Robert John Thornton, published by which was released on 1799. Get The Philosophy of Medicine Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Philosophical Diseases of Medicine and their Cure

The Philosophical Diseases of Medicine and their Cure
  • Author : Josef Seifert
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-11-02
  • Total pages : 406
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : At all times physicians were bound to pursue not only medical tasks, but to reflect also on the many anthropological and metaphysical aspects of their discipline, such as on the nature of life and death, of health and sickness, and above all on the vital ethical dimensions of their practice. ...

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : Miriam Solomon,Jeremy R. Simon,Harold Kincaid
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Total pages : 564
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine is a comprehensive guide to topics in the fields of epistemology and metaphysics of medicine. It examines traditional topics such as the concept of disease, causality in medicine, the epistemology of the randomized controlled trial, the biopsychosocial model, explanation, clinical judgment and phenomenology ...

Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics

Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics
  • Author : Ronald A. Carson,C.R. Burns
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-04-11
  • Total pages : 341
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : Papers presented at a symposium on philosophy and medicine at the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1974 were published in the inaugural volume of this series. To help celebrate more than 20 years of extraordinary success with the series, another symposium was convened in ...

Care and Cure

Care and Cure
  • Author : Jacob Stegenga
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-11-16
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : The philosophy of medicine has become a vibrant and complex intellectual landscape, and Care and Cure is the first extended attempt to map it. In pursuing the interdependent aims of caring and curing, medicine relies on concepts, theories, inferences, and policies that are often complicated and controversial. Bringing much-needed clarity ...

Classification Disease and Evidence

Classification  Disease and Evidence
  • Author : Philippe Huneman,Gérard Lambert,Marc Silberstein
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-10-15
  • Total pages : 211
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : This anthology of essays presents a sample of studies from recent philosophy of medicine addressing issues which attempt to answer very general (interdependent) questions: (a) what is a disease and what is health? (b) How do we (causally) explain diseases? (c) And how do we distinguish diseases, i.e. define ...

Elisha Bartlett s Philosophy of Medicine

Elisha Bartlett s Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : W.E. Stempsey
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-03-30
  • Total pages : 246
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : The idea of preparing a new critical edition of Elisha Bartlett’s Essay on the Philosophy of Medical Science was suggested to me several years ago by Dr. H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. Since that time it has been a pleasure to get to know the life and work of Elisha ...

Meaning and Medicine

Meaning and Medicine
  • Author : Hilde Lindemann Nelson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....