The modern scientific physician: 7. Theory of medicine

Miettinen, Olli S.
November 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/13/2001, Vol. 165 Issue 10, p1327
Academic Journal
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.


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