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Do studies of the nature of cases mislead about the reality of cases? A response to Pattison et al.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10070639     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article questions whether many are misled by current case studies. Three broad types of style of case study are described. A stark style, based on medical case studies, a fictionalised style in reaction, and a personal statement made in discussion groups by an original protagonist. Only the second type fits Pattison's category. Language remains an important issue, but to be examined as the case is lived in discussion rather than as a potentially reductionist study of the case as text.
R Higgs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical ethics     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0306-6800     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Ethics     Publication Date:  1999 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-29     Completed Date:  1999-04-29     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513619     Medline TA:  J Med Ethics     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-50     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
King's College, London.
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MeSH Terms
Bias (Epidemiology)
Education, Medical / methods*
Ethics, Clinical*
Ethics, Medical*
Group Processes
Medical Records*
Reproducibility of Results
Social Values
Teaching / methods*
Comment On:
J Med Ethics. 1999 Feb;25(1):42-6   [PMID:  10070638 ]
Comment In:
J Med Ethics. 2001 Jun;27(3):198-202   [PMID:  11417029 ]

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