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  1. K. M. Agledahl, P. Gulbrandsen, R. Forde & A. Wifstad (2011). Courteous but Not Curious: How Doctors' Politeness Masks Their Existential Neglect. A Qualitative Study of Video-Recorded Patient Consultations. Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (11):650-654.
    Objective To study how doctors care for their patients, both medically and as fellow humans, through observing their conduct in patient–doctor encounters. Design Qualitative study in which 101 videotaped consultations were observed and analysed using a Grounded Theory approach, generating explanatory categories through a hermeneutical analysis of the taped consultations. Setting A 500-bed general teaching hospital in Norway. Participants 71 doctors working in clinical non-psychiatric departments and their patients. Results The doctors were concerned about their patients' health and how their (...)
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  2. Kari Milch Agledahl, Reidun Førde & Åge Wifstad (2011). Choice is Not the Issue. The Misrepresentation of Healthcare in Bioethical Discourse. Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (4):212-215.
    Next SectionThe principle of respect for autonomy has shaped much of the bioethics' discourse over the last 50 years, and is now most commonly used in the meaning of respecting autonomous choice. This is probably related to the influential concept of informed consent, which originated in research ethics and was soon also applied to the field of clinical medicine. But while available choices in medical research are well defined, this is rarely the case in healthcare. Consideration of ordinary medical practice (...)
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  3. Kari Milch Agledahl, Reidun Førde & Åge Wifstad (2010). Clinical Essentialising: A Qualitative Study of Doctors' Medical and Moral Practice. [REVIEW] Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 13 (2):107-113.
    While certain substantial moral dilemmas in health care have been given much attention, like abortion, euthanasia or gene testing, doctors rarely reflect on the moral implications of their daily clinical work. Yet, with its aim to help patients and relieve suffering, medicine is replete with moral decisions. In this qualitative study we analyse how doctors handle the moral aspects of everyday clinical practice. About one hundred consultations were observed, and interviews conducted with fifteen clinical doctors from different practices. It turned (...)
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  4. Åge Wifstad (2009). Medicine-Based Values? Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 15 (2):179-182.
  5. Åge Wifstad (2008). External and Internal Evidence in Clinical Judgment: The Evidence-Based Medicine Attitude. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 15 (2):135-139.