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Making medical knowledge

Author: Miriam Solomon
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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How is medical knowledge made? New methods for research and clinical care have reshaped the practices of medical knowledge production over the last forty years. Consensus conferences, evidence-based medicine, translational medicine, and narrative medicine are among the most prominent new methods. Making Medical Knowledge explores their origins and aims, their epistemic strengths, and their epistemic weaknesses.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam Solomon
ISBN: 9780198732617 0198732619
OCLC Number: 909308728
Description: 1 volume ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Beyond the art and science of medicine --
'NIH's window to the health care community': the NIH Consensus Development Conference Program --
From the NIH model to the Danish model: the medical consensus conference movement --
Philosophical interlude: objectivity and democracy in consensus conferences --
Evidence-based medicine as empiric medicine --
The fallibility of evidence-based medicine --
What is translational medicine? --
On narrative medicine --
A developing, untidy, methodological pluralism --
Concluding thoughts.
Responsibility: Miriam Solomon.

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