Precariousness of any kind of knowledge and ineradicability of the subject from the scientific speech are two fundamental and - one could say - unquestionable results of the contemporary way of conceiving science. Medicine has struggled a lot to metabolize these steps. With respect to the second aspect, tangible attempts in order to overcome epistemic discrimination of patients are nowadays recognizable; with respect to the first aspect, the nonchalant use of word "evidence", as well as an inaccurate interpretation of the results that the so-called "Evidence-based medicine" (EBM) is able to guarantee, risk to resurrect "myths" of both verificationism and objectivism in science. The pressure which is determined by empowering and disempowering the patient's perspective is arising some issues. The latter are at the basis of some lacerations of our society, such as those that pertain to the restriction of individual freedoms, the green pass obligation, the vaccine obligation, and so on. The aim of the article is to briefly analyze the role of evidence and patient's perspective in medical epistemology. The final aim is to offer some suggestions in order to overcome some of the above issues.

Refolo, P., Giardina, S., Spagnolo, A. G., Epistemic injustice through medicine and society. Notes in times of pandemic, <<MEDICINA E MORALE>>, 2022; 71 (1): 55-68. [doi:10.4081/mem.2022.1199] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/211405]

Epistemic injustice through medicine and society. Notes in times of pandemic

Refolo, Pietro
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Giardina, Simona;Spagnolo, Antonio Gioacchino
2022

Abstract

Precariousness of any kind of knowledge and ineradicability of the subject from the scientific speech are two fundamental and - one could say - unquestionable results of the contemporary way of conceiving science. Medicine has struggled a lot to metabolize these steps. With respect to the second aspect, tangible attempts in order to overcome epistemic discrimination of patients are nowadays recognizable; with respect to the first aspect, the nonchalant use of word "evidence", as well as an inaccurate interpretation of the results that the so-called "Evidence-based medicine" (EBM) is able to guarantee, risk to resurrect "myths" of both verificationism and objectivism in science. The pressure which is determined by empowering and disempowering the patient's perspective is arising some issues. The latter are at the basis of some lacerations of our society, such as those that pertain to the restriction of individual freedoms, the green pass obligation, the vaccine obligation, and so on. The aim of the article is to briefly analyze the role of evidence and patient's perspective in medical epistemology. The final aim is to offer some suggestions in order to overcome some of the above issues.
2022
Italiano
Refolo, P., Giardina, S., Spagnolo, A. G., Epistemic injustice through medicine and society. Notes in times of pandemic, <<MEDICINA E MORALE>>, 2022; 71 (1): 55-68. [doi:10.4081/mem.2022.1199] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/211405]
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