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Anticipation and Medicine

Editors: Nadin, Mihai (Ed.)

  • Presents recent research in Anticipation Science
  • Focuses on Medical aspects
  • Brings together contributions from world-wide first class academics and scholars
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In this book, practicing physicians and experts in anticipation present arguments for a new understanding of medicine. Their contributions make it clear that medicine is the decisive test for anticipation. The reader is presented with a provocative hypothesis: If medicine will align itself with the anticipatory condition of life, it can prompt the most important revolution in our time. To this end, all stakeholders—medical practitioners, patients, scientists, and technology developers—will have to engage in the conversation. The book makes the case for the transition from expensive, and only marginally effective, reactive treatment through “spare parts” (joint replacements, organ transplants) and reliance on pharmaceuticals (antibiotics, opiates) to anticipation-informed healthcare.

Readers will understand why the current premise of treating various behavioral conditions (attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, schizophrenia) through drugs has to be re-evaluated from the perspective of anticipation. In the manner practiced today, medicine generates dependence and long-lasting damage to those it is paid to help. As we better understand the nature of the living, the proactive view of healthcare, within which the science and art of healing fuse, becomes a social and political mandate.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Medicine: The Decisive Test of Anticipation

    Nadin, Mihai

    Pages 1-27

  • A Conceptual Framework for Applying the Anticipatory Theory of Complex Systems to Improve Safety and Quality in Healthcare

    Staiger, Thomas O. (et al.)

    Pages 31-40

  • Environment, Genes, and Mental Health

    Grabe, Hans Jörgen

    Pages 41-48

  • The Anticipating Heart

    Kubryak, Oleg

    Pages 49-65

  • Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine as the Medicine of the Future: Anticipatory Scientific Innovation and Advanced Medical Services

    Golubnitschaja, Olga (et al.)

    Pages 69-85

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45142-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45140-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anticipation and Medicine
Editors
  • Mihai Nadin
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45142-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45142-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45140-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 363
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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