Evidence-Based Medicine - A Paradigm Ready To Be Challenged?
How Scientific Evidence Shapes Our Understanding And Use Of Medicine
This open access book aims to clarify the term „evidence-based medicine“ (EBM) from a philosophy of science perspective. The author, Marie-Caroline Schulte discusses the importance of evi-dence in medical research and practice with a focus on the ethical and methodological prob-lems of EBM. The claims that EBM can herald a new theory of epistemology and a Kuhnian paradigm will be refuted. The solution is to describe EBM as a necessary development in medicine to deal with the increasing amount of evidence and medical data without loosing the single patient out of sight.
KeywordsPhilosophy of Science; Philosophy of Medicine; Medicine/Public Health, general; Clinical Medicine; Philosophy of medicine; Hahnemann Edzard Ernst; Jeremy Howick; Thomas Kuhn; Homeopathy; Epistemology; Informed consent; ECMO; Tuskegee; Placebo; Bench to bedside; External validity; Randomised controlled trials; Evidence-based medicine; Open Access; Philosophy of science; Philosophy; Medicine: general issues
Publication date and place2020
Philosophy of science
Medicine: general issues