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Philosophy for Medicine: Applications in a Clinical Context

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 14 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:923
  1. Markku Timonen (, acting professor of public health science
  1. University of Oulu, Finland

    Although clinical medicine bristles with philosophical questions, in the moral decisions of everyday medical practice we do not always contemplate them very deeply, but rather make our judgments fairly intuitively. However, as Philosophy for Medicine emphasises, our intuitive moral thinking is by no means disconnected from philosophical theory.

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    Eds Martyn Evans, Pekka Louhiala, Raimo Puustinen

    Radcliffe Medical Press, £21.95, pp 168 ISBN 1 85775 943 5

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    The book is very easy to understand. It starts with an introductory section that frees the reader from …

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