Uppsala Reports Long Reads – Philosophy of science meets patient safety
Most of us want healthcare to be both patient-centric and evidence-based. But are those two goals compatible? Can we tailor healthcare to our unique circumstances, while relying on the average statistical measurements that scientific evidence is based on? Emerging ideas in the philosophy of science are challenging a rigid reliance on evidence-based medicine and offering a more nuanced understanding of patient safety.
Tune in to find out:
- What causal dispositions are
- Why pharmacovigilance would benefit from a new approach to causality
- How to promote trans-disciplinary approaches to medical inquiry
Want to know more?
Here are a few reading resources to get you started:
- The CauseHealth Risk and Safety project is bridging pharmacovigilance and philosophy of science
- Causal evidence and dispositions can improve our understanding of causality in medicine and public health
- Medical scientists and philosophers worldwide appeal to expand the notion of “evidence”
- Patient experiences can enhance the quality and safety of healthcare, say the authors of the Erice Call for Change
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