Posted: Jun 15, 2010 3:50 pm
by Shrunk
DST70 wrote: Agreed, but those multi–pronged strategies come embedded in a rationalist model of medicine. In rationalist models illness is categorised by disease groups, so if you have disease 'A' you'll be treated in the way that disease 'A' always gets treated, as per the results of clinical research. This makes sense under a rationalist model where common symptoms are more important than peculiar symptoms. Whether or not this is the only way of observing human health and illness is debatable.

So you advocate an "irrationalist" model, instead?

All kidding aside, what actually is the alternative model you are proposing to determine whether treatments are effective?