Rethinking Causality, Complexity and Evidence for the Unique Patient

A CauseHealth Resource for Healthcare Professionals and the Clinical Encounter

by Rani Lill Anjum, Samantha Copeland, Elena Rocca

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Book Description

This open access book is a unique resource for health professionals who are interested in understanding the philosophical foundations of their daily practice. It provides tools for untangling the motivations and rationality behind the way medicine and healthcare is studied, evaluated and practiced. In particular, it illustrates the impact that thinking about causation, complexity and evidence has on the clinical encounter. The book shows how medicine is grounded in philosophical assumptions that could at least be challenged. By engaging with ideas that have shaped the medical profession, clinicians are empowered to actively take part in setting the premises for their own practice and knowledge development. Written in an engaging and accessible style, with contributions from experienced clinicians, this book presents a new philosophical framework that takes causal complexity, individual variation and medical uniqueness as default expectations for health and illness.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Rethinking Causality, Complexity and Evidence for the Unique Patient ebook for free in PDF format (3.3 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2020
Pages
252
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030412388
ISBN10
3030412385
ISBN13 Digital
9783030412395
ISBN10 Digital
3030412393
PDF Size
3.3 MB
License
CC BY

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