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At the borders of medical reasoning - aetiological and ontological challenges of medically unexplained symptoms
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2013)
Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) remain recalcitrant to the medical profession, proving less suitable for homogenic treatment with respect to their aetiology, taxonomy and diagnosis. While the majority of existing medical research methods are designed for large scale population data and sufficiently homogenous groups, MUS are characterised by their heterogenic and complex nature. As a result, ...
Dispositions and Ethics
(Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2012-12-18)
Causation and evidence-based practice: an ontological review
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012-09-21)
This paper explores the nature of causation within the framework of evidence-based practice (EBP) for health care. The aims of the paper were first to define and evaluate how causation is presently accounted for in EBP; second, to present an alternative causal account by which health care can develop in both its clinical application and its scientific research activity. The paper was premised on the ...
Causation in Evidence-Based Medicine: In reply to Strand and Parkkinen
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014)
Strand and Parkkinen criticize our dispositional account of causation in evidence-based medicine for failing to provide a proper epistemology of causal knowledge. In particular, they claim that we do not explain how causal inferences should be drawn. In response, we point out that dispositionalism does indeed have an account of the epistemology of causation, including counterfactual dependence, ...