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The impossible clinic : a critical sociology of evidence-based medicine

The impossible clinic : a critical sociology of evidence-based medicine

Author: Ariane Hanemaayer
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"'The Impossible Clinic' explores the conundrum of evidence-based medicine's (EBM) attempt to translate evidence from medical research into recommendations for practice. Ironically, when medical institutions combine disciplinary regulations with EBM to produce clinical practice guidelines, the outcomes are antithetical to the aim. Such guidelines fail to increase individual physicians' capacity to judge - as EBM  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hanemaayer, Ariane, 1984-
Impossible clinic.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ariane Hanemaayer
ISBN: 9780774862097 0774862092 9780774862103 0774862106 9780774862110 0774862114
OCLC Number: 1106016082
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 242 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Conversations in Medicine: Problematizing Clinical Practice; 2 Institutional Sites: McMaster University and Canada's Contribution to Medical Training; 3 Responsibilizing a New Kind of Clinician: Problem-Based Learning; 4 Technologies of Regulation: Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Effects of Normalization; 5 The Impossible Clinic: Biopolitics, Governmentality, and Liberalism; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index
Responsibility: by Ariane Hanemaayer.


The aims of evidence-based medicine cannot be reconciled with its outcomes, yet this impossible practice persists at the intersection of professional medical regulation and liberal governance  Read more...


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This important book provides a thoughtful analysis of shortcomings, but parts of the text are so rich in medical humanities jargon that they are sometimes hard to follow. -- M. Gochfeld * CHOICE Read more...

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