The Bioethics of Diagnosis: A Biocultural Critique of Certainty
journal contributionposted on 2011-03-01, 00:00 authored 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.
Publisher StatementThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com; DOI: 10.1007/s11673-010-9230-x