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    Wonder and the Clinical Encounter.H. M. Evans - 2012 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 33 (2):123-136.
    In terms of intervening in embodied experience, medical treatment is wonder-full in its ambition and its metaphysical presumption; yet, wonder’s role in clinical medicine has received little philosophical attention. In this paper, I propose, to doctors and others in routine clinical life, the value of an openness to wonder and to the sense of wonder. Key to this is the identity of the central ethical challenges facing most clinicians, which is not the high-tech drama of the popular conceptions of medical (...)
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    Do Patients Have Duties?H. M. Evans - 2007 - Journal of Medical Ethics 33 (12):689-694.
    The notion of patients’ duties has received periodic scholarly attention but remains overwhelmed by attention to the duties of healthcare professionals. In a previous paper the author argued that patients in publicly funded healthcare systems have a duty to participate in clinical research, arising from their debt to previous patients. Here the author proposes a greatly extended range of patients’ duties grounding their moral force distinctively in the interests of contemporary and future patients, since medical treatment offered to one patient (...)
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    Should Patients Be Allowed to Veto Their Participation in Clinical Research?H. M. Evans - 2004 - Journal of Medical Ethics 30 (2):198-203.
    Patients participating in the shared benefits of publicly funded health care enjoy the benefits of treatments tested on previous patients. Future patients similarly depend on treatments tested on present patients. Since properly designed research assumes that the treatments being studied are—so far as is known at the outset—equivalent in therapeutic value, no one is clinically disadvantaged merely by taking part in research, provided the research involves administering active treatments to all participants. This paper argues that, because no other practical or (...)
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    Affirming the Existential Within Medicine: Medical Humanities, Governance, and Imaginative Understanding. [REVIEW]H. M. Evans - 2008 - Journal of Medical Humanities 29 (1):55-59.
    This paper first distinguishes governance (collective, autonomous self-regulatory processes) from government (externally-imposed mandatory regulation); it proposes that the second of these is essentially incompatible with a conception of the medical humanities that involves imagination and vision on the part of medical practitioners. It next develops that conception of the medical humanities, as having three distinguishable aspects (all of them distinct from the separate phenomena popularly known as “arts-in-health”): first, an intellectual enquiry into the nature of clinical medicine; second, an important (...)
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    Medical Humanities: Stranger at the Gate, or Long-Lost Friend? [REVIEW]H. M. Evans - 2007 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 10 (4):363-372.
    “Medical humanities” is a phrase whose currency is wider than its agreed meaning or denotation. What sort of study is it, and what is its relation to the study of philosophy of medicine? This paper briefly reviews the origins of the current flowering of interest and activity in studies that are collectively called “medical humanities” and presents an account of its nature and central enquiries in which philosophical questions are unashamedly central. In the process this paper argues that the field (...)
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    Should Medical Humanities Be a Multidisciplinary or an Interdisciplinary Study?H. M. Evans - 2004 - Medical Humanities 30 (1):1-4.
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    The Journal of Medical Ethics and Medical Humanities: Offsprings of the London Medical Group.Alastair V. Campbell, Raanan Gillon, Julian Savulescu, John Harris, Soren Holm, H. Martyn Evans, David Greaves, Jane Macnaughton, Deborah Kirklin & Sue Eckstein - 2013 - Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (11):667-668.
    Ted Shotter's founding of the London Medical Group 50 years ago in 1963 had several far reaching implications for medical ethics, as other papers in this issue indicate. Most significant for the joint authors of this short paper was his founding of the quarterly Journal of Medical Ethics in 1975, with Alastair Campbell as its first editor-in-chief. In 1980 Raanan Gillon began his 20-year editorship . Gillon was succeeded in 2001 by Julian Savulescu, followed by John Harris and Soren Holm (...)
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    Medicine and Music: Three Relations Considered. [REVIEW]H. M. Evans - 2007 - Journal of Medical Humanities 28 (3):135-148.
    Two well-recognised, but inherently reductionist, relations between medicine and music are the attempted neuro-scientific understanding of responses to music and interest in music’s contributions to clinical therapy. This paper proposes a third relation whereby music is seen as an organising metaphor for clinical medicine as a practice. Both music and clinical medicine affirm human well-being, and both do this inter alia through varieties of skilful, crafted yet spontaneous mutual engagement between a ‘performer’ and an ‘audience’. I argue that this organising (...)
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    Uncomfortable Implications: Placebo Equivalence in Drug Management of a Functional Illness.H. M. Evans & A. P. S. Hungin - 2007 - Journal of Medical Ethics 33 (11):635-638.
    Using a fictional but representative general practice consultation, involving the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome in a patient who is anxious for some relief from the discomfort his condition entails, this paper argues that when both a drug fails to out-perform placebo and the condition in question is a functional illness with no demonstrable underlying pathology, then the action of the drug is not only no better than placebo, and it is also no different from it either. The paper also (...)
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    Wonder and the Patient.H. M. Evans - 2015 - Journal of Medical Humanities 36 (1):47-58.
    Is it possible to distinguish, as sociologist Arthur Frank proposes, an ‘ideal of wonder’ within which ill persons could recover some of their former sense of life and flourishing, even within the constraints of ill-health? Beyond this, are there more general benefits in terms of health and well-being that could accrue from cultivating an openness to wonder? In this paper I will first outline and defend a notion of wonder that gives philosophical support to Frank’s proposal, noting why thinking about (...)
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    Looking for Emerging Themes in Medical Humanities—Some Invitations to Our Readers.H. M. Evans - 2003 - Medical Humanities 29 (1):1-3.
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    `Medical Humanities'--What's in a Name?H. M. Evans - 2002 - Medical Humanities 28 (1):1-2.
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    A "Core Curriculum" for the Medical Humanities?H. M. Evans & R. J. Macnaughton - 2006 - Medical Humanities 32 (2):65-66.
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  14. Reply To: Defining Death: When Physicians and Families Differ.H. M. Evans - 2005 - Journal of Medical Ethics 31 (11):642-644.
    While there may be a place in some contexts for high handed, “blanket” legislative prohibitions on dissenting views of what constitutes death, the paper under consideration does not describe such a contextThis stimulating and provocative paper by Professor Appel, Defining death: when physicians and families differ, asks us to consider “whether patients’ families should be permitted to opt out of widely accepted definitions of death in favour of their own standards”. This is a striking question in many ways. It reminds (...)
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    Medicine, the Body and an Invitation to Wonder.H. M. Evans - 2016 - Medical Humanities 42 (2):97-102.
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    Cause for Concern: The Absence of Consideration of Public and Ethical Interest in British Public Policy.S. Pattison & H. M. Evans - 2006 - Journal of Medical Ethics 32 (12):711-714.
    In the UK, many fundamentally important policy decisions that are likely to affect the relationship between citizens and care services are now made at the sublegislative level and without adequate ethical consideration and scrutiny. This is well exemplified in the proposed guidance on the disclosure of information on children. A recent consultation paper by the UK government on the subject proposes an approach that seeks a simple technical solution to a complex problem, emphasising control and surveillance. This reflects pressure to (...)
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    The End of the Beginning ..H. M. Evans & R. J. Macnaughton - 2008 - Medical Humanities 34 (1):1-2.
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    Medical Humanities Among the Healing Arts?H. M. Evans - 2002 - Medical Humanities 28 (2):57-60.
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    Response to FG Miller and JD Moreno," the State of Research Ethics: A Tribute to John C. Fletcher".H. M. Evans - 2005 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 16 (4):372.
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