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Exploring the Shortcomings of a “Scientific” Medical Education

Nicole M. Piemonte

in Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037396
eISBN:
9780262344968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037396.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter one begins with a synopsis of the scholarly literature that discusses the epistemology and pedagogy of medicine and the effects they have on physician formation before arguing that this ... More


A Condition of Doubt: The Meanings of Hypochondria

Catherine Belling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892365
eISBN:
9780199950096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892365.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Medicine relies on objective evidence to verify the absence or presence of disease, but the hypochondriac is unable to accept reassurance when no such evidence is found. By exploring the tension ... More


Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice

Nicole M. Piemonte

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037396
eISBN:
9780262344968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037396.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

While many commentators have pointed to the lack of compassion and empathy in medicine, their critiques, for the most part, have not considered seriously the deeper philosophical, psychological, and ... More


The “Remainder” in Modern Medicine: The Lived Experience of Illness and Existential Anxiety

Nicole M. Piemonte

in Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037396
eISBN:
9780262344968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037396.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines why privileging calculative or technical thinking is particularly problematic in medical practice. Because medicine and medical education focus on the “real” and the ... More


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