Welcome to another episode of The Words Matter Podcast.
So we are up to the fifth episode on this CauseHealth Series, in which I’m speaking with the authors of The CauseHealth book Causality, Complexity and Evidence for the Unique Patient.and that you can download for free or order a hard copy.
So in this episode I’m speaking for the final time with Dr Elena Rocca and Dr Rani Anjum about Chapter 5, which they co-wrote titled Complexity, Reductionism and the Biomedical Model (read Chapter 5 here)
The chapter is a comprehensive analysis of some pretty hefty topics, who’s depths are rarely appreciated in day-to-day discussions in healthcare practice or academia. How often do we use terms and concepts such as reductionism or biomedicalism, without really knowing the premises of these positions? Fortunately, Rani and Elena do a great job of laying out these positions clearly so we can all have a greater handle on these theses so as to be more deliberate when using them or dismantling them.
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As always, I loved talking to Elena and Rani. Our discussion on complexity, biomedicalism and reductionism can help us become aware of our philosophical biases with respect to our practice, allowing us to analyse and reflect on them so we can begin to change them.
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