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Philosophy of medicine

Author: Fred Gifford
Publisher: Oxford [U.K.] ; Burlington, Mass. : North Holland, an imprint of Elsevier, 2011.
Series: Handbook of the philosophy of science, v. 16.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Gifford
ISBN: 9780080930916 0080930913 1283163918 9781283163910
OCLC Number: 747412093
Description: 1 online resource (x, 590 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction / Fred Gifford --
Concepts of health and disease / Chirstopher Boorse --
Medical ontology / Jeremy R. Simon --
Theories and models in medicine / R. Paul Thompson --
Causal inference and medical experiments / Daniel Steel --
Patterns of medical discovery / Paul Thagard --
Evidence-based medicine / Robyn Bluhm and Kirstin Borgerson --
Group judgment and the medical consensus conference / Miriam Solomon --
Frequentist versus Bayesian clinical trials / David Teira --
Uncertainty in clinical medicine / Benjamin Djulbegovic, Iztok Hozo, Sander Greenland --
The logic of diagnosis / Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh --
Conceptual foundations of biological psychiatry / Dominic Murphy --
Brain death / Joh Lizza --
Nursing science / Mark Risjord --
Public health / Dean Rickles.
Series Title: Handbook of the philosophy of science, v. 16.
Responsibility: edited by Fred Gifford.

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