Philosophy of Medicine

Written By Fred Gifford
Philosophy of Medicine
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 24 July 2021
  • ISBN : 0444517871
  • Pages : 590 pages
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Download or read book entitled Philosophy of Medicine by author: Fred Gifford which was release on 24 July 2021 and published by Elsevier with total page 590 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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

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 ...

The Philosophy of Medicine Reborn

The Philosophy of Medicine Reborn
  • Author : Edmund D. Pellegrino
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 451
  • 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. This volume offers a presentation of Pellegrino's thought and its development. Suitable for medical ethicists, students, scholars, and physicians, it offers insights into the emergence of a field and the work ...

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 ...

Medical Philosophy

Medical Philosophy
  • Author : Mario Bunge
  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 270
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : This is the first book that analyzes and systematizes all the general ideas of medicine, in particular the philosophical ones, which are usually tacit. The aims of this book are to ferret out, investigate, and inter-relate the most general concepts and assumptions involved in medical research and practice. Most of ...

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 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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Philosophy for Medicine

Philosophy for Medicine
  • Author : Martyn Evans,Pekka Louhiala,Raimo Puustinen
  • Publisher : Radcliffe Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 157
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : This revised and updated edition addresses changes within the NHS and European legislation that impact on teaching and learning in healthcare. It draws on working practice and theoretical knowledge in the changing healthcare environment and should be of interest to doctors, nurses, training and development managers working within primary and ...

Classification Disease and Evidence

Classification  Disease and Evidence
  • Author : Philippe Huneman,GĂ©rard 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 ...

Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen
  • Author : Margret Berger,Saint Hildegard
  • Publisher : D. S. Brewer
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 166
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : Medieval attitudes to health and treatment revealed in Hildegard's treatise....

The Philosophy of Medicine

The Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr.
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2000-07-31
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : The term `bioethics' was coined in 1971, just as interest in the medical humanities claimed a prominent place in medical education. Out of this interest, a substantial area of research and scholarship took shape: the philosophy of medicine. This field has been directed to the epistemological, ontological, and value-theoretical issues occasioned ...

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
  • Release Date : 2010-12-04
  • 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 ...

Medicine and Philosophy in Classical Antiquity

Medicine and Philosophy in Classical Antiquity
  • Author : Philip J. van der Eijk
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-05-12
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0444517871
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Summary : This work brings together Philip van der Eijk's previously published essays on the close connections that existed between medicine and philosophy throughout antiquity. Medical authors such as the Hippocratic writers, Diocles, Galen, Soranus and Caelius Aurelianus elaborated on philosophical methods such as causal explanation, definition and division and applied key ...