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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166131/traditional-chinese-medicine-physicians-insights-into-interprofessional-tensions-between-traditional-chinese-medicine-and-biomedicine-a-critical-perspective
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Leanne Chang, Jing Ci Jill Lim
In Singapore, the institutional preference for biomedicine and the cultural importance of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have created tensions between the two medical systems and erected barriers to a more collaborative health-care system. This study foregrounds TCM physicians' voice to reveal ideological struggles and power imbalances that underlie the interprofessional tensions and accompanying marginalization of TCM. Through in-depth interviews with 22 TCM physicians in Singapore, this study reveals the incongruences in ideological underpinnings between biomedicine and TCM, reflected in their different worldviews and epistemological approaches to knowledge formation and evaluation...
November 22, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154575/metamethod-study-of-qualitative-psychotherapy-research-on-clients-experiences-review-and-recommendations
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Heidi M Levitt, Andrew Pomerville, Francisco I Surace, Lauren M Grabowski
A metamethod study is a qualitative meta-analysis focused upon the methods and procedures used in a given research domain. These studies are rare in psychological research. They permit both the documentation of the informal standards within a field of research and recommendations for future work in that area. This paper presents a metamethod analysis of a substantial body of qualitative research that focused on clients' experiences in psychotherapy (109 studies). This review examined the ways that methodological integrity has been established across qualitative research methods...
November 2017: Journal of Counseling Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145183/catastrophe-reaction-and-emotionalism
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Antonio Carota, Julien Bogousslavsky
The catastrophic reaction (CR; a disruptive and uncontrolled behavior triggered by anger, irritability, and hostility) and emotionalism (a condition of uncontrolled crying or laughing) are disorders of the emotional regulation and expression, the prevalence of which is underestimated in neurology. Their occurrence is an additional factor of poor outcome for neurologic patients. Although they have been recognized and completely described in their clinical manifestations more than a century ago, many issues remain unsolved regarding their pathogenesis and the respective role of the brain damage and psychological factors...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135751/perceptions-experiences-and-preferences-of-patients-receiving-a-clinician-s-touch-during-intimate-care-and-procedures-a-qualitative-systematic-review
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Chad O'Lynn, Adam Cooper, Lisa Blackwell
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice frequently involves the practitioner touching patients' bodies in areas that are highly personal. If inappropriately performed, such intimate touch may result in much anxiety, confusion and misinterpretation. Examination of evidence is necessary to guide practice in this area to mitigate risks and foster optimal clinician-patient relations and care. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this qualitative systematic review was to identify and synthesize findings on the perceptions, experiences and preferences of patients receiving a clinician's touch during intimate care and procedures INCLUSION CRITERIA TYPES OF PARTICIPANTS: The current review considered studies that included patients who had received a clinician's touch during intimate care and procedures...
November 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132629/to-share-or-not-to-share-the-role-of-epistemic-belief-in-online-health-rumors
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Alton Y K Chua, Snehasish Banerjee
OBJECTIVES: This paper investigates the role of epistemic belief in affecting Internet users' decision to share online health rumors. To delve deeper, it examines how the characteristics of rumors-true or false, textual or pictorial, dread or wish-shape the decision-making among epistemologically naïve and robust users separately. METHODS: An experiment was conducted. Responses were obtained from 110 participants, who were exposed to eight rumors. This yielded 880 cases (110 participants×8 rumors) for statistical analyses...
December 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130377/negotiating-horizontality-in-medical-south-south-cooperation-the-cuban-mission-in-rio-de-janeiro-s-urban-peripheries
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Maria Lidola, Fabiano Tonaco Borges
For more than 50 years, Cuba has been one of the most important players in the field of international medical cooperation in the Global South. Between 2013 and 2016, Cuba maintained one of its largest cooperations with Brazil: nearly 11,400 Cuban physicians were sent to work within the framework of the Brazilian health programme 'More-Doctors-for-Brazil', which was implemented to improve Brazil's precarious public health sector. This paper inquires into the manifold challenges of horizontal connectivity in this medical South-South cooperation...
November 13, 2017: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129836/debating-futures-in-flemish-deaf-parliament-deaf-epistemologies-participatory-citizenship-and-sustainable-development
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Goedele A De Clerck
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2017: American Annals of the Deaf
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122016/building-a-house-of-sentiment-on-sand-epistemological-issues-with-contempt
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Heather C Lench, Shane W Bench, Kenneth A Perez
Contempt shares its features with other emotions, indicating that there is no justification for creating "sentiment" as a new category of feelings. Scientific categories must be created or updated on the basis of evidence. Building a new category on the currently limited contempt literature would be akin to building a house on sand - likely to fall at any moment.
January 2017: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121224/hill-s-heuristics-and-explanatory-coherentism-in-epidemiology
#9
Olaf Dammann
In this essay, I argue that Ted Poston's theory of explanatory coherentism is well-suited as a tool for causal explanation in the health sciences, particularly in epidemiology. Coherence has not only played a role in epidemiology for more than half a century as one of Hill's viewpoints, it can also provide background theory for the development of explanatory systems by integrating epidemiologic evidence with a diversity of other error-independent data. I propose that computational formalization of Hill's viewpoints in an explanatory coherentist framework would provide an excellent starting point for a formal epistemological (knowledge-theoretical) project designed to improve causal explanation in the health sciences...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120109/from-sinks-to-webs-critical-social-science-after-the-fact-value-distinction
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Philip S Gorski
The fact-value distinction is leaky.  The problem is not just that values can color facts.  The reverse is also true: facts are also entangled with values.  Nor is that the end of the matter. The concepts of fact and value are not epistemologically or ethically neutral either. It is time to abandon the quest for axiological neutrality in favor of systematic attention to the complex relationship between the descriptive and the normative. Instead of attempting to be neutral, social scientists should strive to combine engagement with open-mindedness...
November 2017: Canadian Review of Sociology, Revue Canadienne de Sociologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119685/fundamental-care-and-knowledge-interests-implications-for-nursing-science
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José Granero-Molina, Cayetano Fernández-Sola, Ester Mateo Aguilar, Cayetano Aranda Torres, Pablo Román López, José Manuel Hernández-Padilla
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this discursive paper was to characterize the intra-theoretical interests of knowledge in nursing science as an epistemological framework for fundamental care. BACKGROUND: For Jürgen Habermas, theory does not separate knowledge interests from life. All knowledge, understanding and human research is always interested. Habermas formulated the knowledge interests in empirical-analytical, historical-hermeneutic and critical social sciences; but said nothing about health sciences and nursing science...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119460/personal-genomic-testing-genetic-inheritance-and-uncertainty
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Paul H Mason
The case outlined below is the basis for the In That Case section of the "Ethics and Epistemology of Big Data" symposium. Jordan receives reports from two separate personal genomic tests that provide intriguing data about ancestry and worrying but ambiguous data about the potential risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. What began as a personal curiosity about genetic inheritance turns into an alarming situation of medical uncertainty. Questions about Jordan's family tree are overshadowed by even more questions about Alzheimer's disease and healthy ageing...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119459/ethics-and-epistemology-of-big-data
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Wendy Lipworth, Paul H Mason, Ian Kerridge
In this Symposium on the Ethics and Epistemology of Big Data, we present four perspectives on the ways in which the rapid growth in size of research databanks-i.e. their shift into the realm of "big data"-has changed their moral, socio-political, and epistemic status. While there is clearly something different about "big data" databanks, we encourage readers to place the arguments presented in this Symposium in the context of longstanding debates about the ethics, politics, and epistemology of biobank, database, genetic, and epidemiological research...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113027/detect-correct-retract-how-to-manage-incorrect-structural-models
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REVIEW
Alexander Wlodawer, Zbigniew Dauter, Przemyslaw J Porebski, Wladek Minor, Robyn Stanfield, Mariusz Jaskolski, Edwin Pozharski, Christian X Weichenberger, Bernhard Rupp
The massive technical and computational progress of biomolecular crystallography has generated some adverse side effects. Most crystal structure models, produced by crystallographers or well-trained structural biologists, constitute useful sources of information, but occasional extreme outliers remind us that the process of structure determination is not fail-safe. The occurrence of severe errors or gross misinterpretations raises fundamental questions: Why do such aberrations emerge in the first place? How did they evade the sophisticated validation procedures which often produce clear and dire warnings, and why were severe errors not noticed by the depositors themselves, their supervisors, referees, and editors? Once detected, what can be done to either correct, improve, or eliminate such models? How do incorrect models affect the underlying claims or biomedical hypotheses they were intended, but failed, to support? What is the long-range effect of the propagation of such errors? And finally, what mechanisms can be envisioned to restore the validity of the scientific record and, if necessary, retract publications that are clearly invalidated by the lack of experimental evidence? We suggest that cognitive bias and flawed epistemology are likely at the root of the problem...
November 7, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111772/aggregating-validity-indicators-the-salience-of-domain-specificity-and-the-indeterminate-range-in-multivariate-models-of-performance-validity-assessment
#15
Laszlo A Erdodi
This study was designed to examine the "domain specificity" hypothesis in performance validity tests (PVTs) and the epistemological status of an "indeterminate range" when evaluating the credibility of a neuropsychological profile using a multivariate model of performance validity assessment. While previous research suggests that aggregating PVTs produces superior classification accuracy compared to individual instruments, the effect of the congruence between the criterion and predictor variable on signal detection and the issue of classifying borderline cases remain understudied...
November 7, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105237/scientism-conflicts-of-interest-and-the-marginalization-of-ethics-in-medical-education
#16
Christopher Mayes, Jane Williams, Ian Kerridge, Wendy Lipworth
AIM: This paper reports on the findings from 6 focus groups conducted with Australian medical students. The focus groups sought students' perspectives on how the influence of commercial interests on medical practice and education could be managed. METHOD: We conducted 6 focus groups with medical students in New South Wales, Australia. Participants were recruited via student-run medical society and faculty e-mail lists. Forty-nine students from 6 medical schools in New South Wales participated...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094968/a-complex-dynamic-systems-perspective-on-identity-and-its-development-the-dynamic-systems-model-of-role-identity
#17
Avi Kaplan, Joanna K Garner
Current prominent models of identity face challenges in bridging across divergent perspectives and apparent dichotomies such as personal or social-collective, conscious or unconscious, and epigenetic or discursive-relational, and affording pursuit of research questions that allows integrative answers. This article presents a coherent theoretical perspective on the integrative nature of identity and its developmental mechanisms. Adopting the contextual social role as a primary unit of analysis, the Dynamic Systems Model of Role Identity (DSMRI) conceptualizes role identity as a Complex Dynamic System (CDS) anchored in action that comprises the actor's ontological and epistemological beliefs, purpose and goals, self-perceptions and self-definitions, and perceived action possibilities in the role...
November 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082803/-hold-me-tight-so-i-can-go-it-alone-developmental-themes-for-young-adults-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#18
Laura Mattys, Ilse Noens, Kris Evers, Dieter Baeyens
Although research shows that young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) struggle with higher rates of depression, anxiety, and other co-occurring psychiatric disorders, their psychological development through emerging adulthood remains understudied. To explore relevant developmental themes for young adults with ASD while subscribing to a social-constructionist epistemology, we interviewed young adults with ASD and their mental health care professionals individually, and organized focus groups with their parents in a multiperspective design...
October 1, 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081431/from-one-medicine-to-two-the-evolving-relationship-between-human-and-veterinary-medicine-in-england-1791-1835
#19
Abigail Woods
This article offers a novel perspective on the evolving identities and relationships of human medicine and veterinary medicine in England during the decades that followed the 1791 foundation of the London Veterinary College. Contrary to the impressions conveyed by both medical and veterinary historians, it reveals that veterinary medicine, as initially defined, taught and studied at the college, was not a domain apart from human medicine but rather was continuous with it. It then shows how this social, cultural, and epistemological continuity fractured over the period 1815 to 1835...
2017: Bulletin of the History of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079912/mind-the-gap-how-the-digital-turn-upsets-intellectual-property
#20
Constantin Vică, Emanuel-Mihail Socaciu
Intellectual property is one of the highly divisive issues in contemporary philosophical and political debates. The main objective of this paper is to explore some sources of tension between the formal rules of intellectual property (particularly copyright and patents) and the emerging informal norms of file sharing and open access in online environments. We look into the file sharing phenomena not only to illustrate the deepening gap between the two sets of norms, but to cast some doubt on the current regime of intellectual property as an adequate frame for the new type of interactions in online environments...
October 27, 2017: Science and Engineering Ethics
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