Review Article
Volume 8 Issue 8 - 2021
Do We Need Another Discipline in Medicine? From Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine to Evidence-Grounded Cognitive Medicine and Medical Thinking?
Milos Jenicek*
Professor (Part-Time), Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton and Professor Emeritus, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canad
*Corresponding Author: Milos Jenicek, Professor (Part-Time), Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton and Professor Emeritus, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada.
Received: July 12, 2021; Published: July 28, 2021


Quo Vadis Medicine? the medicine and all producing, evaluating, and grading evidence remain fundamental focuses of evidencebased medicine. Determining how to subsequently use the best evidence is equally important: Even the best evidence can be misused in reasoning, decision making and communication in health sciences and other professions, both in research and practice.

In addition, medicine as an art and a science must constantly consider health problems through informal logic, argumentation, critical thinking, and rational decision making. Descriptions, analyses and experimentations based on a scientific method are now advanced, developed and methodologically diversified.

Coincidentally, but logically, fundamental and clinical epidemiology and biostatistics have expanded into evidence-based medicine. The best evidence and experience must be assessed through the best possible reasoning for critical thinking and decision making. We still do not know enough about how EBM and its critical uses do really contribute to the improvement of individual and community health. Let us work on enhancing our knowledge in this area.

Keywords: Medicine; Evidence-Based Medicine; Cognitive Medicine; Medical Thinking


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