ISSN Print: 1050-6934
Volumes:Volume 28, 2018 Volume 27, 2017 Volume 26, 2016 Volume 25, 2015 Volume 24, 2014 Volume 23, 2013 Volume 22, 2012 Volume 21, 2011 Volume 20, 2010 Volume 19, 2009 Volume 18, 2008 Volume 17, 2007 Volume 16, 2006 Volume 15, 2005 Volume 14, 2004 Volume 13, 2003 Volume 12, 2002 Volume 11, 2001 Volume 10, 2000
Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants
Abstract of "Epistemic Humility and Medical Practice"
Philosophy Department, Indiana University Purdue University
There is a great deal said and written about the appropriate domain of medical practice, the best grounds for standards of practice, and the most effective organization of medical practice; and these perspectives do not always agree and regularly contradict one another. In this presentation, I will provide some preliminary insights into how to distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate claims about how medicine should be practiced, how medical practice should be organized, and the best standards of practice. According to the framework I outline, the legitimate claims in medical practice are cast as medical science and the overreaching claims as medical pseudo science. Failure to follow this framework risks the ethical practice of medicine by undermining informed consent, subjecting patients to unknown risks with unknown benefits, and undermining the good practice patterns of physicians.
|Begell Digital Portal||Begell Digital Library||eBooks||Journals||References & Proceedings||Research Collections|