The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine (PDF) is a complete guide to topics in the fields of epistemology and metaphysics of medicine. It explores traditional topics such as the concept of disease, causality in medicine, the epistemology of the randomized controlled trial, explanation, the biopsychosocial model, clinical judgment and phenomenology of medicine, and emerging topics, such as the philosophy of epidemiology, the concept of disability, measuring harms, nursing perspectives, gender and race, the metaphysics of Chinese medicine, and narrative medicine. Each of the 48 chapters is written particularly for this volume and with a student audience in mind. For clarity and pedagogy, every chapter contains an extended example illustrating the ideas discussed. This textbook is aimed for use as a reference for all students in courses in philosophy of philosophy and medicine of science and pairs well with The Routledge Companion to Bioethics for use in medical humanities and social science courses.
“Unlike its sibling discipline, medical ethics, the viewpoint of medicine has long needed an anthology that surveys the field and the Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine fills that gap. This collection offers a comprehensive overview of the methods and subjects of this emerging and exciting academic field. I am sure that this will become the standard introduction to the philosophy of medicine.” — Tod Chambers, Northwestern University, USA
“Medicine’s challenges often appear to be purely technical and scientific—but those who work in clinical practice or health policy know all too well that technology and science generate as many intellectual challenges as they solve. This ebook, whose diverse contributors include many at the cutting edge of philosophical inquiry, illuminates and probes these complex challenges. Reassuringly, few chapters provide easy answers or quick fixes.” — Trisha Greenhalgh, University of Oxford, UK
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