Read the full paper here.
How do we care for the unique patient within evidence based practice?
Roger Kerry, Rani Lill Anjum, Christine Price, Joost van Wijchen
A guided dialogue between the challenges of caring for the unique patient within EBP. Exploring causality, complexity, mindlines and dispositionalism. Diving into CauseHealth.
Ton Satink, Maria Nordheim Alme, Matthew Low, Evie Martin, Paul Beenen, Ayca Corekci, Laura Rathbone, Sigurd Mikkelsen, Vegard Pihl Moen, Nokuthula Zulu, Beth Potter
Complexity; simplified – A video chat on the complex patient, causation, and manual therapy with Walt Fritz, Stephen King and Rani Lill Anjum
The video chat was recorded by Stephen King, co-founder of Vocal Health Education, and appears in the second tier qualification they offer; The Vocal Health Practitioner. Watch the video on physical therapist Walt Fritz‘s website, Foundations in Manual Therapy – Science Informed Manual Therapy Education, where he also offers a range of educational resources on patient centred manual care.
Causality in Psychotherapy Research
Dr Hanne Oddli, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, is a clinical psychologist, and researcher. In this video she presents the ongoing work promoting evidential pluralism in psychotherapy research based on a dispositionalist understanding of causality.Continue reading “Causality in Psychotherapy Research”
Open access CauseHealth resource for clinicians
A multidisciplinary book dealing with the philosophical biases that tacitly motivate evidence based and person centered clinical practice.
Short presentation video
Access and download the book for free on the Springer webpage.
Long presentation video
A patient experience
Unless we are extremely lucky, we have all been patients within a health system. I now also theorize about it. It might be that the Cause Health project immediately resonated with me because of my own early experiences. Continue reading “A patient experience”
CAUSAL DISPOSITIONS IN RISK ANALYSIS
Technology should make our life better, easier and safer. And yet, medicines, pesticides, nanotechnologies, biotechnologies et cetera, may represent a potential threat to health and environment. Some of the new technologies might be safe for most, but they could still be harmful for vulnerable individuals, communities or ecosystems. Continue reading “CAUSAL DISPOSITIONS IN RISK ANALYSIS”
CauseHealth workshop N=1 is now a section in JECP special issue.
The Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice has dedicated a section of its latest special issue to collect seven contributions which were previously presented in the CauseHealth workshop N=1. A further contribution from the same workshop was published by the same journal last year. Continue reading “CauseHealth workshop N=1 is now a section in JECP special issue.”
What does CauseHealth mean by N=1?
by Roger Kerry
“N=1” is a slogan used to publicise a core purpose of the CauseHealth project. N=1 refers to a project which is focussed on understanding causally important variables which may exist at an individual level, but which are not necessarily represented or understood through scientific inquiry at a population level. There is an assumption that causal variables are essentially context-sensitive, and as such although population data may by symptomatic of causal association, they do not constitute causation. The project seeks to develop existing scientific methods to try and better understand individual variations. In this sense, N=1 has nothing at all to do with acquiescing to “what the patient wants”, or any other similar fabricated straw-man characterisations of the notion which might emerge during discussions about this notion. Continue reading “What does CauseHealth mean by N=1?”
What is the form of causation in health and disease, and intervention?
By David Evans
In a paper with a very long title, recently published in Medicine Health Care and Philosophy, Roger Kerry, Nic Lucas and I set out some ideas about how causation applies to relationships between health and disease. In particular, we focused on how treatment (intervention) might act to limit disease and restore health. Continue reading “What is the form of causation in health and disease, and intervention?”