The Bioethics of Diagnosis: A Biocultural Critique of Certainty
journal contributionposted on 01.03.2011 by Lennard J. Davis
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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.