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    Overcoming disagreement: a roadmap for placebo studies.Charlotte Blease & Marco Annoni - 2019 - Biology and Philosophy 34 (2):18.
    In the field of placebo studies residual disagreement about the terminology ‘placebo’ and ‘placebo effect’ still persists. We differentiate between the conceptualization of placebos in clinical trials; and placebo effects understood as a psychobiological phenomenon. With respect to the latter, we argue that a scientific ‘placebo paradigm’ has emerged, indicating that—at least among placebo scientists—there exists relatively stable consensus about how to conceive of placebo effects. We claim that existence of a placebo paradigm does not protect concepts from revision; nonetheless, (...)
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    A Critical (and Cautiously Optimistic) Appraisal of Moerman's "Meaning Response".Marco Annoni & Charlotte Blease - 2018 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 61 (3):379-387.
    Shamans, healers, and doctors have always known that patients may improve even if no real therapy is administered. In the Charmides, Plato noted that to soothe a headache, one needed "a kind of leaf, which required to be accompanied by a charm, and if a person would repeat the charm at the same time he used the cure, he would be made whole; but that without the charm would be of no avail". Similarly, more than two millennia later, Thomas Jefferson (...)
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    Using open notes to advance nocebo research: challenges and opportunities.Marco Annoni - 2022 - Journal of Medical Ethics 49 (1):26-27.
    In this article, Charlotte Blease argues that patient access to online shared clinical notes (also called ‘open notes’) may cause or exacerbate nocebo effects in two ways. 1 First, open notes may enhance patient understanding about the adverse effects of medications and treatments. However, reading information about adverse effects may lead patients to form negative expectations that, in turn, may cause or worsen symptoms via nocebo mechanisms. Second, open notes may paradoxically lower the quality of the therapeutic relationship by allowing (...)
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    Placebo Effects and the Ethics of Therapeutic Communication: A Pragmatic Perspective.Marco Annoni & Franklin G. Miller - 2016 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 26 (1):79-103.
    Doctor–patient communication is a crucial component in any therapeutic encounter. Physicians use words to formulate diagnoses and prognoses, to disclose the risks and benefits of medical interventions, and to explain why, how, and when a therapy will be administered to a patient. Likewise, patients communicate to describe their symptoms, to make sense of their conditions, to report side effects, to explore other therapeutic options, and to share their feelings. Throughout the history of medicine, the ethics of the doctor–patient communication has (...)
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    Mechanistic understanding in clinical practice: complementing evidence‐based medicine with personalized medicine.Cecilia Nardini, Marco Annoni & Giuseppe Schiavone - 2012 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 18 (5):1000-1005.
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    The ethics of non-inferiority trials: A consequentialist analysis.Marco Annoni, Virginia Sanchini & Cecilia Nardini - 2013 - Research Ethics 9 (3):109-120.
    Discussions about the merits and shortcomings of non-inferiority trials are becoming increasingly common in the medical community and among regulatory agencies. However, criticisms targeting the ethical standing of non-inferiority trials have often been mistargeted. In this article we review the ethical standing of trials of non-inferiority. In the first part of the article, we outline a consequentialist position according to which clinical trials are best conceived as epistemic tools aimed at fostering the proper ends of medicine. According to this view, (...)
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    Culture, power, dictionaries: What lexicography reveals about cultural objects.Marco Annoni - 2014 - Semiotica 2014 (198):261-269.
    The genealogy of lexicography represents an ideal standpoint to reveal how sign-making practices may shape cultural objects. In this paper I discuss the revolution that lexicography undertook during the nineteenth century, showing why this process required the availability of a specific set of concepts, and then how it led up to the emergence of new social techniques, to the coming into being of a new kind of people, and to the introduction of new practices of sign-manipulation. Finally, I confront the (...)
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  8. Alessandro Topa, Die Genese der Peirce'schen Semiotik. Teil 1: Das Kategorienproblem (1857-1865).Marco Annoni - 2009 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 64 (2):436.
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    Verità e cura: dalla diagnosi al placebo, l'etica dell'inganno in medicina.Marco Annoni - 2019 - Pisa: Edizioni ETS.
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    Editors' Introduction to Special Section on Meaning Response and the Placebo Effect.Charlotte Blease, Marco Annoni & Phil Hutchinson - 2018 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 61 (3):349-352.
    Over 200 years ago, doctors' most effective tools were typically not found in their medical bags. Indeed, most treatments in the history of medicine have, until relatively recently, caused more harm than good. Prior to the biomedical revolution in the late 19th century, doctors' most reliable and effective instruments of healing were their skills of communication with patients and an aptitude for a positive and supportive bedside manner. Bearing out this portrait of medicine, Thomas Jefferson, writing in 1807, noted that (...)
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    What Autonomy for Telecare? An Externalist Approach.Luca Chiapperino, Marco Annoni, Paolo Maugeri & Giuseppe Schiavone - 2012 - American Journal of Bioethics 12 (9):55-57.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 12, Issue 9, Page 55-57, September 2012.
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