therapeutic nihilism


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ther·a·peu·tic ni·hil·ism

a disbelief in the efficacy or value of therapy, as of drugs, psychotherapy, etc.
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The pertinence of an analysis like this is if you look at real-world registry-based data, you find a therapeutic nihilism that's highly prevalent in CKD patients, where many patients who might benefit are not provided with revascularization therapy.
Lee Schwamm, a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, recently said the controversy "underscores the continued therapeutic nihilism that surrounds acute stroke.
If we think that P4's consequence is the refusal of any action in presence of doubt (in dubio abstine), or in the absence of evidence, we must also consider the risk of therapeutic nihilism (9): to let the patient without support.
Kenny's practice was, as Rogers points out, "optimistic, energetic and patient-centered"--in contrast to what many observers saw as the therapeutic nihilism of the orthodox approach.
Organ Transplantation, Managed HealthCare, Rationing services within limited resources, Futility of treatment, Therapeutic Nihilism, Care of the elderly and Quality of Life issues, Assisted life prolongation, End of life issues, DNR, Palliative care, Discreet euthanasia, Lessons drawn from Duae Makaram Al Akhlaq, Hippocratic oath and the Muslim Oath are all covered in detail.
Moreover, stigmatic beliefs of primary care physicians and therapeutic nihilism lead them to avoid evaluating cognitive function until the illness is so apparent that it cannot be ignored.
While this type of treatment clearly violated the present-day first rule of medicine--to "do no harm"--one can argue, as did Edward Shorter in A History of Psychiatry: From the Era of the Asylum to the Age of Prozac, that it "broke the therapeutic nihilism that had dominated psychiatry in previous generations," That is, it helped establish the mind-body connection and affirm the possibility of gaining relief through physical treatments.
Seidman, "Sequential Single-Agent Chemotherapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer: Therapeutic Nihilism or Realism?
As a student, I was warned of the evils of high triglycerides, only to enter a period in the 1970s and 1980s of therapeutic nihilism when triglycerides were not thought to be an independent coronary risk factor.
We are left with the impression that Progressive reformers made little impact on the overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, therapeutic nihilism and heavy use of mechanical restraints that characterized this asylum by the early twentieth century.

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