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Scientism vs humanism in medical education.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6658489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
There is strong evidence to suggest that there is an ideological acceptance of science in the general community. This paper reviews some of the evidence to suggest that a form of scientism (i.e. the belief that only the current scientific method of the natural sciences can fruitfully be used in the pursuit of knowledge) has pervaded the practise of medicine and medical education. It argues for exposure of medical students to the humanistic growth-model of medicine and illness as well as the traditional disease-model. It is suggested also that the entrenchment of the disease model in medical education is a direct and inevitable result of the entrenchment of scientific method in medicine, to the point where such method is ideologically accepted in medical practice.
Authors:
G A Doran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social science & medicine (1982)     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0277-9536     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Sci Med     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-02-14     Completed Date:  1984-02-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303205     Medline TA:  Soc Sci Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1831-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Curriculum
Education, Medical*
Humanism*
Humans
Medicine
Science*

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