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Uncertainty in Medicine: A Framework for Tolerance

Paul K.J. Han


This book offers a multidimensional, multidisciplinary perspective on the challenging problem of uncertainty in medicine. Adopting a textbook approach to the problem, it analyzes the nature, etiology, natural history, and management of medical uncertainty. It draws on insights from a wide range of fields—including clinical medicine as well as anthropology, behavioral economics, philosophy, psychology, and sociology—to develop a set of conceptual frameworks that provide a new way of thinking about medical uncertainty and approaching its management. It makes the case that uncertainty is an essen ... More

Keywords: medical uncertainty, uncertainty management, uncertainty tolerance, conceptual framework, philosophy of medicine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190270582
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190270582.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul K.J. Han, author
Senior Scientist, National Cancer Institute