Treating real people: science and humanity

Loughlin, Michael ORCID:, Mercuri, Mathew, Parvan, Alexandra, Copeland, Samantha, Tonelli, Mark and Buetow, Stephen (2018) Treating real people: science and humanity. Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice, 24 (5). pp. 919-929. ISSN 1356-1294

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Something important is happening in applied, interdisciplinary research, particularly in the field of applied health research. The vast array of papers in this edition are evidence of a broad change in thinking across an impressive range of practice and academic areas. The problems of complexity, the rise of chronic conditions, over-diagnosis, co- and multimorbidity are serious and challenging, but we are rising to that challenge. Key conceptions regarding science, evidence, disease, clinical judgement, health and social care, are being revised and their relationships reconsidered: boundaries are indeed being redrawn; reasoning is being made 'fit for practice'. Ideas like 'person-centred care' are no longer phrases with potential to be helpful in some yet-to-be-clarified way: theorists and practitioners are working in collaboration to give them substantive import and application.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1111/jep.13024
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [Loughlin M, Mercuri M, Pârvan A, Copeland SM, Tonelli M, Buetow S. Treating real people: Science and humanity. J Eval Clin Pract. 2018;24:919–929.], which has been published in final form at []. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions
Keywords: bias; clinical decision-making; clinical reasoning; complexity; context; diagnosis; ethics; evidence-based medicine; fact and value; health and social care; mental illness; objectivity; overdiagnosis; person-centred health care; philosophy; science; scientific method; value; value-laden; virtue
Subjects: Medicine and health
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Depositing User: Michael Loughlin
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2018 14:30
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:58


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