Miriam Solomon - Pick your medicine: evidence-based, narrative, or precision?

Evidence-based medicine. Narrative medicine. Precision medicine. Are these the names of new schools of medicine? Or of new models for medical research or practice? Or are they simply a clever (and in some cases, lucrative) rebranding of older ideas? What do they have to offer medicine? What’s all the fuss about? In part, these recent and influential movements in medicine concern medical knowledge and medical evidence, so what might philosophers studying medical knowledge and evidence have to say about these three ‘medicines’?

Today’s consultation is with philosopher Miriam Solomon, Professor of Philosophy at Temple University.

This episode is published jointly with the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Visit the Journal website to read an accompanying article by Prof. Solomon, “On ways of knowing in medicine” (2016, 188 (4): 289-290).

Jonathan Fuller