Philosophy and Medicine

Clinical Judgment: A Critical Appraisal

Proceedings of the Fifth Trans-Disciplinary Symposium on Philosophy and Medicine Held at Los Angeles, California, April 14–16, 1977

Editors: Engelhardt Jr., H. Tristram, Spicker, S.F., Towers, B. (Eds.)

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Over a period of a year, the symposium on clinical judgment has taken shape as a volume devoted to the analysis of how knowledge claims are framed in medicine and how choices of treatment are made. We hope it will afford the reader, whether layman, physician or philosopher, a useful perspective on the process of knowing what occurs in medicine; and that the results of the dis­ cussions at the Fifth Symposium on Philosophy and Medicine will lead to a better understanding of how philosophy and medicine can usefully challenge each other. As the interchange between physicians, philosophers, nurses and psychologists recorded in the major papers, the commentaries and the round table discussion shows, these issues are truly interdisciplinary. In particular, they have shown that members of the health care professions have much to learn about themselves from philosophers as well as much of interest to engage philosophers. By making the structure of medical reasoning more apparent to its users, philosophers can show health care practitioners how better to master clinical judgment and how better to focus it towards the goods and values medicine wishes to pursue. Becoming clearer about the process of knowing can in short teach us how to know better and how to learn more efficiently. The result can be more than (though it surely would be enough!) a powerful intellectual insight into a major cultural endeavor, medicine.

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clinical Judgment: A Critical Appraisal
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the Fifth Trans-Disciplinary Symposium on Philosophy and Medicine Held at Los Angeles, California, April 14–16, 1977
Editors
  • H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr.
  • S.F. Spicker
  • B. Towers
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
6
Copyright
1979
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-9399-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-9399-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-0952-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-009-9401-0
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 279
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