Competing philosophies?BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3038 (Published 17 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3038
- Sally L Read, general practitioner1
- 1Harrogate HG2 7LW, UK
Paley and Lilford are correct that many disciplines have adopted the “either positivism or constructivism” approach.1 As a GP training in integrative psychotherapy, I have been subject to this insistence that I must choose my paradigm (and it had better be constructivism).
I was encouraged to find other thinkers, including psychotherapists and philosophers, …