Rethinking Causality, Complexity and Evidence for the Unique Patient – A CauseHealth Resource for Healthcare Professionals and the Clinical Encounter | Anjum, Copeland and Rocca (Eds) | (2020)

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Rethinking Causality, Complexity and Evidence for the Unique Patient

A CauseHealth Resource for Healthcare Professionals and the Clinical Encounter

Editors: Anjum, Rani Lill, Copeland, Samantha, Rocca, Elena (Eds.)

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access.

This open access book is a unique resource for health professionals who are interested in understanding the philosophical foundations of their daily practice. It provides tools for untangling the motivations and rationality behind the way medicine and healthcare is studied, evaluated and practiced. In particular, it illustrates the impact that thinking about causation, complexity and evidence has on the clinical encounter. The book shows how medicine is grounded in philosophical assumptions that could at least be challenged. By engaging with ideas that have shaped the medical profession, clinicians are empowered to actively take part in setting the premises for their own practice and knowledge development. Written in an engaging and accessible style, with contributions from experienced clinicians, this book presents a new philosophical framework that takes causal complexity, individual variation and medical uniqueness as default expectations for health and illness.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Why Is Philosophy Relevant for Clinical Practice?Pages 3-11Anjum, Rani Lill (et al.)Preview
  • Dispositions and the Unique PatientPages 13-36Anjum, Rani LillPreview
  • Probability for the Clinical EncounterPages 37-54Rocca, ElenaPreview
  • When a Cause Cannot Be FoundPages 55-74Anjum, Rani Lill (et al.)Preview
  • Complexity, Reductionism and the Biomedical ModelPages 75-94Rocca, Elena (et al.)Preview
  • The Guidelines ChallengePages 95-110Copeland, SamanthaPreview
  • The Complexity of Persistent Pain – A Patient’s PerspectivePages 113-126Price, ChristinePreview
  • Above and Beyond Statistical Evidence. Why Stories Matter for Clinical Decisions and Shared Decision MakingPages 127-136Low, MatthewPreview
  • Causality and Dispositionality in Medical PracticePages 137-148Edwards, Ivor RalphPreview
  • Lessons on Causality from Clinical Encounters with Severely Obese PatientsPages 149-165Hagen, Kai BrynjarPreview
  • Reflections on the Clinician’s Role in the Clinical EncounterPages 167-178Engebretsen, Karin MohnPreview
  • The Relevance of Dispositionalism for Psychotherapy and Psychotherapy ResearchPages 179-199Lindstad, Tobias GustumPreview
  • Causal Dispositionalism and Evidence Based HealthcarePages 201-213Kerry, RogerPreview
  • The Practice of Whole Person-Centred HealthcarePages 215-226Broom, BrianPreview
  • A Broken Child – A Diseased WomanPages 227-236Kirkengen, Anna LuisePreview
  • Conclusion: CauseHealth Recommendations for Making Causal Evidence Clinically Relevant and InformedPages 237-241Anjum, Rani Lill (et al.)Preview

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Rethinking Causality, Complexity and Evidence for the Unique Patient – A CauseHealth Resource for Healthcare Professionals and the Clinical Encounter | Rani Lill Anjum | Springer