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    Rethinking the Placebo Effect.P. Louhiala & R. Puustinen - 2008 - Medical Humanities 34 (2):107-109.
    There is a rather wide range of meanings for placebo and placebo effect, and some of the controversy has arisen when the proponents of various positions have ignored each other. An attempt is made to clarify some of the conceptual issues related to these concepts. Five uses of placebos as inert substances or treatments are listed. The problem of the placebo effect and the discussion of its existence are examined, and other terms that could cover the phenomenon are suggested. It (...)
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    Voices to Be Heard—the Many Positions of a Physician in Anton Chekhov's Short Story, A Case History.R. Puustinen - 2000 - Medical Humanities 26 (1):37-42.
    Next SectionAnton Chekhov (1860-1904) dealt in many of his short stories and plays with various phenomena as encountered in everyday medical practice in late 19th century Russia. In A Case History (1898) Chekhov illustrates the physician's many positions in relation to his patient. According to Mikhail Bakhtin's philosophy of language, a speaker occupies a certain position from which he or she addresses the listener. A phenomenon may gain different meanings depending on the position from which it is addressed. In his (...)
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    Clinical Use of Placebo Treatments May Undermine the Trust of Patients: A Response to Gold and Lichtenberg.P. Louhiala, H. Hemila & R. Puustinen - 2014 - Journal of Medical Ethics 40 (11):787-788.
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    Bakhtin's Philosophy and Medical Practice — Toward a Semiotic Theory of Doctor — Patient Interaction.Raimo Puustinen - 1999 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 2 (3):275-281.
    Doctor-patient interaction has gained increasing attention among sociologists and linguists during the last few decades. The problem with the studies performed so far, however, has been a lack of a theoretical framework which could bring together the various phenomena observed within medical consultations. Mikhail Bakhtin's philosophy of language offers us tools for studying medical practice as socio-cultural semiotic phenomenon. Applying Bakhtin's ideas of polyphonic, context-dependent and open-ended nature of human communication opens the possibilities to develop prevailing theoretical and empirical approaches (...)
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    Impure Placebo is a Useless Concept.Pekka Louhiala, Harri Hemilä & Raimo Puustinen - 2015 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 36 (4):279-289.
    Placebos are allegedly used widely in general practice. Surveys reporting high level usage, however, have combined two categories, ‘pure’ and ‘impure’ placebos. The wide use of placebos is explained by the high level usage of impure placebos. In contrast, the prevalence of the use of pure placebos has been low. Traditional pure placebos are clinically ineffective treatments, whereas impure placebos form an ambiguous group of diverse treatments that are not always ineffective. In this paper, we focus on the impure placebo (...)
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    Philip J. Van der Eijk, Medicine and Philosophy in Classical Antiquiw. Doctors and Philosophers on Nature, Soul, Health and Disease. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2005, XIV + 404 Pp. Isbn 0-521 -8 I 800-. [REVIEW]Raimo Puustinen - 2006 - Theoria 72 (4):341-345.
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    Medicine and the Humanities--Theoretical and Methodological Issues.R. Puustinen - 2003 - Medical Humanities 29 (2):77-80.
    Engel’s biopsychosocial model, Cassell’s promotion of the concept “person” in medical thinking and Pellegrino’s and Thomasma’s philosophy of medicine are attempts to widen current biomedical theory of disease and to approach medicine as a form of human activity in pursuit of healing. To develop this approach further we would like to propose activity theory as a possible means for understanding the nature of medical practice. By “activity theory” we refer to developments which have evolved from Vygotsky’s research on socially mediated (...)
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  8. Diagnosis.Rolf Ahlzén, Martyn Evans, Pekka Louhiala & Raimo Puustinen - 2008 - In Martyn Evans, Rolf Ahlzén, Pekka Louhiala & J. Jill Gordon (eds.), Medical Humanities Companion. Radcliffe Publishing.
     
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  9. Philosophy for Medicine Applications in a Clinical Context.Martyn Evans, Pekka Louhiala & Raimo Puustinen - 2004
     
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