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Evidence-Based Medicine - A Paradigm Ready To Be Challenged?

How Scientific Evidence Shapes Our Understanding And Use Of Medicine

Authors: Schulte, Marie-Caroline

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  • A philosophical study​

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This open access book aims to clarify the term „evidence-based medicine“ (EBM) from a philosophy of science perspective. The author, Marie-Caroline Schulte discusses the importance of evi-dence in medical research and practice with a focus on the ethical and methodological prob-lems of EBM. The claims that EBM can herald a new theory of epistemology and a Kuhnian paradigm will be refuted. The solution is to describe EBM as a necessary development in medicine to deal with the increasing amount of evidence and medical data without loosing the single patient out of sight.

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M.-C. Schulte has studied philosophy and history in the US and finished her MSc in philoso-phy and history of science at LSE. She did her PhD in philosophy of science, focus on medi-cine, at Hamburg University. She works freelance in an advisory capacity for NGOs working in the medical field and writes articles in her area of expertise.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Schulte, Marie-Caroline

  • The methodology of evidence-based research.

    Pages 15-56

    Schulte, Marie-Caroline

  • Informed Consent and shared decision making in EBM

    Pages 57-73

    Schulte, Marie-Caroline

  • Knowledge does not equal evidence — what to do with what we have evidence for?

    Pages 75-106

    Schulte, Marie-Caroline

  • Homeopathy — a case in point why EBM is so important — or, “the plural of anecdote is not data.”

    Pages 107-122

    Schulte, Marie-Caroline

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evidence-Based Medicine - A Paradigm Ready To Be Challenged?
Book Subtitle
How Scientific Evidence Shapes Our Understanding And Use Of Medicine
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
J.B. Metzler
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-476-05703-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-476-05703-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-476-05702-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 148
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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