Carrying on the N=1 Discussion

By Samantha Copeland NBVU-000303

Participants have agreed that the January 12-13 workshop, N=1 Causal Reasoning and Evidence for Clinical Practice, jointly held by CauseHealth and Trinity at NMBU, was a success!  This was due to the active and engaged participation of our speakers as well as others who came to be a part of our audience and discussions. We’d first like to thank everyone who presented and, equally important, everyone who shared their ideas and expertise with us by participating in the workshop. Continue reading “Carrying on the N=1 Discussion”

The CauseHealth and Trinity workshop “N=1 – causal reasoning in clinical practice”

by Elena Rocca

The workshop “N=1 – causal reasoning in clinical practice” was a perfect start of the new year for the CauseHealth friends. On the 12th of January the NMBU University campus in Ås welcomed us with a beautiful snowy landscape, and authentic Norwegian winter. Continue reading “The CauseHealth and Trinity workshop “N=1 – causal reasoning in clinical practice””

The first CauseHealth meeting

By Samantha Copeland

This CauseHealth network meeting brought together philosophers, medical practitioners and researchers in the health sciences to share their perspectives on human health and illness. Read about the first meeting in their guest editorial for the European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare. Continue reading “The first CauseHealth meeting”

What is science and why do health professionals need to know?

by Rani Lill Anjum

On Monday 23rd November, Stephen Mumford and Roger Kerry gave a two-part lecture at the Council for Allied Health Professions Research London Hub – Evening Lecture. The topic was ‘What is Science and Why do Health Professionals Need to Know?’. Handouts and a podcast from the event are available here. Continue reading “What is science and why do health professionals need to know?”

Can medicine explain medically unexplained symptoms?

By Elisa Arnaudo

Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) represent a major challenge for healthcare systems in industrialised countries. These symptoms are so prevalent that they are assessed in up to 50% of consultations in primary care. The repeated referral of these patients to secondary care represents a substantial cost, but not a resolution of the symptoms which often remain unexplained. Continue reading “Can medicine explain medically unexplained symptoms?”

Re-Thinking Preclinical Research

How efficient is it really to exclude individual variability, context sensitivity and plurality of causes from lab models?

by Elena Rocca

Faith in medical research has decreased recently. Despite all the expectations of ‘personalized medicine’ and ‘tailored drug research’ since the dawn of the post genomic era, pre-clinical medical research has remained pretty much the same. Continue reading “Re-Thinking Preclinical Research”

Welcome to the CauseHealth blog!

By Rani Lill Anjum (@ranilillanjum)

This is a blog for the research project Causation, Complexity and Evidence in Health Sciences (CauseHealth). Allow me to present the team and some of our ideas. Continue reading “Welcome to the CauseHealth blog!”