TITLE

The modern scientific physician: 7. Theory of medicine

AUTHOR(S)
Miettinen, Olli S.
PUB. DATE
November 2001
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/13/2001, Vol. 165 Issue 10, p1327
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the way in which many practitioners of medicine do not really know the theory of medicine. Discussion of gnosis in medicine; Theory of human action, also known as praxeology; Assertion that a fundamental tenet of the theory of medicine is that the clinician's principal responsibility is to teach the client about health; Importance of actually knowing about the individual's or community's health; Definition of this knowing; Qualities a physician should have.
ACCESSION #
5460331

 

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