Why should medicine consider a theory of practice? Introduction to the issue

U Wiesing*, J V Welie

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In reference to historical developments, this article introduces the topic of this special issue of Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, that is, the relationship(s) between theory and practice. The authors emphasize the need for scientific research in this neglected area for the sake of both clinical practice and medical education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalTheoretical Medicine and Bioethics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Ethics, Medical
  • Humans
  • Philosophy, Medical

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