Clinical Inertia: A Critique of Medical Reason

Clinical Inertia: A Critique of Medical Reason

by Gïrard Reach

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319342665
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

The author is a diabetologist and Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolic Diseases at the Paris 13-University. He has also published Pourquoi Se soigne-t-on, Enquête sur la rationalité morale de l’observance (2007), Clinique de l’Observance, L’Exemple des diabètes (2006), and Une théorie du soin, Souci et amour face à la maladie (2010). An English adaptation of the first book is published by Springer (Philosophy and Medicine) under the title: The Mental Mechanisms of Patient Adherence to Long Term Therapies, Mind and Care.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Definitions.- The Evidence: The Gap Between Clinical Guidelines and Reality.- Determinants and Explanatory Models of Clinical Inertia.- The Doctor and Evidence-Based Medicine.- To Do or Not to Do: A Critique of Medical Reason.- Fighting Against True Clinical Inertia.- Conclusion: Time for Medical Reason.- References.

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