By Barbara Maier

This e-book explores presently unchallenged tools in drugs, reminiscent of “evidence-based medicine”, from the views of humanism and philosophy of medication. The publication discusses problems with scientific remedy and ethical techniques and shows the most powerful arguments. those arguments are thus subjected to serious research. The ebook contains new methods of pondering and explains, makes use of and exemplifies the “metaphorical method”. The publication argues that decision-making in medication is insufficient except grounded on a philosophy of drugs. As a part of its argumentation, the e-book explores the insights provided by way of sensible and humanistic philosophy and via artistic and significant thinkers who're engaged on issues correct to medication. From this, a brand new and invaluable definition of philosophy of existence emerges: an excellent way of life not easily potential getting physical exertion and abstaining from cigarettes and alcohol; it additionally potential residing a holistic existence together with all of one’s pondering, character and actions.

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In the philosophy of medicine, as with philosophy in general, we may assume that words are meaningless and statements false until defined and defended. Intuitive and traditional assumptions about meaning are to B. A. V. 2011 15 16 2 Definition be rejected as being largely abstractionistic. With an uncritical language we do not know what we are talking about. People, for example, use value terms and do not know what they mean. They use value terms supernaturalistically and as if values were entities somehow beings on their own.

For a sound decision, rational argument and evidence is necessary. One person’s sound argument would not prevail over the irrational opinions of all others if consensus were the standard. 25. Nurses are often not allowed enough time to deal adequately with every patient. They then can only prioritize. The one who cries loudest, receives attention, those who cannot even cry, remain neglected. This is failed decision-making or none at all. From the philosophical perspective, Walton stresses rational case methods and dialog between physician and patient [11].

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