medicine … between art & science …

April 2, 2011

in Journal Club,Med Conf

… Giorgio Israel in “Medicine Between Humanism and Mechanism” in Journal of Medicine and the Person discusses important foundational issues pertinent to the daily practice of medicine.

“Radically objectivistic medicine replaces the idea of “cure/treatment” with the idea of “repair”. It stops listening to the patient and renders the role of clinical practice drastically marginal … After all it is up to doctors to decide whether, perhaps for fear of being labeled as artists rather than with the noble title of “scientists”, they are to be reduced to the role of functionaries delegated by the science of life, having the job of checking the regularity of the hereditary bingo under the paternal supervision of geneticist super-scientists.”

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