Open access CauseHealth resource for clinicians

A multidisciplinary book dealing with the philosophical biases that tacitly motivate evidence based and person centered clinical practice.

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Access and download the book for free on the Springer webpage.

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New CauseHealth resource in progress for healthcare professionals

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In the final year of CauseHealth, we have been working on a new book written specifically for clinicians and other healthcare professionals. The book is meant as a resource for those interested in the relationship between their daily practice and the philosophical assumptions that motivate this practice. Continue reading “New CauseHealth resource in progress for healthcare professionals”

CAUSAL DISPOSITIONS IN RISK ANALYSIS

Capture 3Technology 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”

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?”

New CauseHealth publication about risk assessment of drugs.

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In Bridging the Boundaries Between Scientists and Clinicians, Elena Rocca explores the field of drug risk assessment as an example of strict interdependence between basic biomedical research, clinical research, and clinical evaluation and shows how it would benefit from a closer collaboration between scientists and clinicians. Continue reading “New CauseHealth publication about risk assessment of drugs.”

New article by CauseHealth collaborator Roger Kerry

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by Elena Rocca

Our friend and collaborator Roger Kerry co-authored the article “Time, space and form: Necessary for causation in health, disease and intervention?” published in this month’s issue of the journal Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy. Continue reading “New article by CauseHealth collaborator Roger Kerry”