The clinical challenge

Reflection by Neil Maltby on N=1IMG_4753

The overwhelming theme of the conference was the contrasting inattention to powerful individual narrative in healthcare (highlighted by case study of Matt Low and Anna-Luise Kirkengen) compared to the expensive RCT’s transiently ‘scaffolding’ outcomes (Carlo Martini) and leading to pathology rather than person-centred guidelines (Roger Kerry). The big challenge for me is communicating how n=1 applies clinically and how it differs from an ‘any treatment is allowable’ approach which I hope to explore further in May at the CauseHealth Physio Conference.

Author: CauseHealth

CauseHealth - Causation, Complexity and Evidence in Health Sciences

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