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Studies on Medicine, Expertise and Controversy (SMEC)

SMEC consists of researchers and research students from philosophy of science at the University of Gothenburg (GU) but has many interdisciplinary collaborations. The studies often focus on how medical science and practice interact with politics in areas where there is some kind of controversy. The controversies often concern who is/are the real expert(s) within a particular medical field. The studies include disputes concerning diagnostic criteria (ADHD, autism, fibromyalgia), the meaning of standards and implications within science and politics, stem cell research and inoculation controversies. The contributors have also developed analytical tools for carrying out this type of research.

SMEC arrange a workshop during April 18-20 2012, under the title ”Optimising Health Care: Evidence-based medicine, personalization, person-centredness and new technologies as mediators”. The workshop is arranged in conjunction with the Centre of Culture and Health (CKH, GU), LETStudion at the Faculty of Education (GU), the Centre for Person-Centered Care (GPCC, GU) and the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science (FLoV) at GU.

Leader of the workshop: Lena Eriksson
Website: www.flov.gu.se/english/research/projects/studies-of-medicine--expertise-and-controversy--smec

Contact Information

Centre for Culture and Health

Box 200, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Page Manager: Lovisa Aijmer|Last update: 1/13/2012
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