Clinical evidence and the absent body in medical phenomenology On the need for a new phenomenology of medicine

International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 3 (1):43-71 (2010)
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Medical discourse currently manages two broad visionary movements: "evidence-based medicine," the effort to make clinical medicine more responsive to the medical research, and "patient-centered care," the platform for a more humane health-care encounter. There have been strong calls to synthesize the two as "evidence-based patient-centred care" (Lacy and Backer 2008; see also Borgmeyer 2005; Baumann, Lewis, and Gutterman 2007; Krahn and Naglie 2008), yet many question the compatibility of the two competing programs.This might sound to some like a new version of an old story. Despite the fact that evidence-based medicine and patient-centered care are relatively new programs, the story of their oppositional ..



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