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    Clinical Use of Placebo Treatments May Undermine the Trust of Patients: A Response to Gold and Lichtenberg.Pekka Louhiala, Harri Hemilä & Raimo Puustinen - 2014 - Journal of Medical Ethics 40 (11):787-788.
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    Impure Placebo is a Useless Concept.Pekka Louhiala, Harri Hemilä & Raimo Puustinen - 2015 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 36 (4):279-289.
    Placebos are allegedly used widely in general practice. Surveys reporting high level usage, however, have combined two categories, ‘pure’ and ‘impure’ placebos. The wide use of placebos is explained by the high level usage of impure placebos. In contrast, the prevalence of the use of pure placebos has been low. Traditional pure placebos are clinically ineffective treatments, whereas impure placebos form an ambiguous group of diverse treatments that are not always ineffective. In this paper, we focus on the impure placebo (...)
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    Bakhtin's Philosophy and Medical Practice — Toward a Semiotic Theory of Doctor — Patient Interaction.Raimo Puustinen - 1999 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 2 (3):275-281.
    Doctor-patient interaction has gained increasing attention among sociologists and linguists during the last few decades. The problem with the studies performed so far, however, has been a lack of a theoretical framework which could bring together the various phenomena observed within medical consultations. Mikhail Bakhtin's philosophy of language offers us tools for studying medical practice as socio-cultural semiotic phenomenon. Applying Bakhtin's ideas of polyphonic, context-dependent and open-ended nature of human communication opens the possibilities to develop prevailing theoretical and empirical approaches (...)
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    Philip J. Van der Eijk, Medicine and Philosophy in Classical Antiquiw. Doctors and Philosophers on Nature, Soul, Health and Disease. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2005, XIV + 404 Pp. Isbn 0-521 -8 I 800-. [REVIEW]Raimo Puustinen - 2006 - Theoria 72 (4):341-345.
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  5. Diagnosis.Rolf Ahlzén, Martyn Evans, Pekka Louhiala & Raimo Puustinen - 2008 - In Martyn Evans, Rolf Ahlzén, Pekka Louhiala & J. Jill Gordon (eds.), Medical Humanities Companion. Radcliffe Publishing.
     
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    Philosophy for Medicine: Applications in a Clinical Context.Martyn Evans, Pekka Louhiala & Raimo Puustinen - 2004 - Radcliffe Publishing.
    This revised and updated edition addresses changes within the NHS and European legislation that impact on teaching and learning in healthcare. It draws on working practice and theoretical knowledge in the changing healthcare environment and should be of interest to doctors, nurses, training and development managers working within primary and secondary care.
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