Reasoning, evidence, and clinical decision-making: the great debate moves forward

Loughlin, Michael ORCID:, Bluhm, Robyn, Buetow, Stephen, Borgerson, Kirstin and Fuller, Jonathan (2017) Reasoning, evidence, and clinical decision-making: the great debate moves forward. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 23 (5). pp. 905-914. ISSN 1356-1294

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When the editorial to the first philosophy thematic edition of this journal was published in 2010, critical questioning of underlying assumptions, regarding such crucial issues as clinical decision making, practical reasoning, and the nature of evidence in health care, was still derided by some prominent contributors to the literature on medical practice. Things have changed dramatically. Far from being derided or dismissed as a distraction from practical concerns, the discussion of such fundamental questions, and their implications for matters of practical import, is currently the
preoccupation of some of the most influential and insightful contributors to the on‐going evidence‐based medicine debate. Discussions focus on practical wisdom, evidence, and value and the relationship between rationality and context. In the debate about clinical practice, we are going to have to be more explicit and rigorous in future in developing and defending our views about what is valuable in human life.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1111/jep.12831
Subjects: Medicine and health
Depositing User: Michael Loughlin
Date Deposited: 15 May 2018 00:58
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:25


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