How to make sense of medical evidence?

A forthcoming book explores differences in beliefs of what constitutes reliable scientific evidence during public health emergencies, including Covid-19.

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The book "Rethinking Evidence in the Time of Pandemics" will be published later this year, and explores differences in beliefs of what constitutes reliable scientific evidence during public health emergencies, including Covid-19. The book stresses the need to assess evidence on the basis of narratives and values rather than on purely scientific criteria.

The authors are blogging about evidence and COVID-19, read the blog here. 

You can also access introduction and excerpts from each chapter here.

"Rethinking Evidence in the Time of Pandemics"will be published with Cambridge University Press.

The authors, Professor Mona Baker and Professor Eivind Engebretsen, are both working at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Education.

Tags: Rethinking evidence, public health, COVID-19, crisis communication, Mona Baker, Eivind Engebretsen, sustainable healthcare
Published Mar. 29, 2022 2:51 PM - Last modified June 24, 2022 10:30 AM