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The Bioethics of Diagnosis: A Biocultural Critique of Certainty

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posted on 01.03.2011 by Lennard J. Davis
This article argues that traditional models of diagnosis are incomplete in their reliance on a models of certainty that are no longer tenable in a postmodern world. Further, it argues that the current form of diagnosis, as applied to psychiatric and affective disorders, reduces patient agency and reinscribes the effects of biopower.

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The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com; DOI: 10.1007/s11673-010-9230-x

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Springer Verlag

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en_US

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1176-7529

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01/06/2010

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