A new special issue of the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, on the philosophy of medicine, has just been published. It features several articles and workshop write ups from KCL’s innovative philosophy of medicine workshops, led by Elselijn Kingma and Stefan Wagner. These workshops have gathered together medical professionals and philosophers in dialogue on topics ranging from personal identity and agency to death and the notion of ‘harm’. The reports are a must-read for anyone interested in whether and how it is possible to get different professional groups talking and conversing productively around important issues in health and medicine.
The issue, which is devoted to the notion of ‘reasoning’ in healthcare and the practice of medicine, also features a paper of mine on judgements in assessments of mental capacity.