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The causation of disease - the practical and ethical consequences of competing explanations.

Abstract:

The prevention, treatment and management of disease are closely linked to how the causes of a particular disease are explained. For multi-factorial conditions, the causal explanations are inevitably complex and competing models may exist to explain the same condition. Selecting one particular causal explanation over another will carry practical and ethical consequences that are acutely relevant for health policy. In this paper our focus is two-fold; (i) the different models of causal explanat...

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10.1007/s11019-006-9007-5

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Journal:
Medicine, health care, and philosophy
Volume:
9
Issue:
3
Pages:
293-306
Publication date:
2006-01-01
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EISSN:
1572-8633
ISSN:
1386-7423
URN:
uuid:70f86cb6-6419-41cd-8cf5-d072b0d7ca06
Source identifiers:
350394
Local pid:
pubs:350394

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