<i>Belief and disbelief</i>

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630889
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723568 | DOI:
Belief and disbelief

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This chapter presents a 1993 commentary on the medical profession. Despite the availability of scientific information and the dependence of medical practice on it, the medical practitioner is still under social pressure to adopt a different point of view about his/her work as compared to the outlook of the academic investigator. The practitioner is very likely convinced about the utility of what he/she is doing, and that intervention makes the difference between success and failure, rather than no difference at all.

Keywords: medical practice; medicine; medical profession; scientific information

Chapter.  1370 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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