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Coordinating the norms and values of medical research, medical practice and patient worlds—the ethics of evidence based medicine in orphaned fields of medicine
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    • Rein Vos, professor health ethics and philosophy
    • Other Contributors:
      • Dick Willems, and Rob Houtepen

    Dear Editor

    Schaafsma and Verbeek are positive about the central ideas of our paper, as they endorse what we have named the intrusion and coordination model. They also regard the notion of coordination of worlds of norms and values that we develop in the last part, as appropriate for all medical disciplines and professions.

    Their criticism, however, misses the point of the article. Far from undervaluing occ...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
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    Evidence-based Occupational Health

    Dear Editor

    We would like to comment on the recent theme issue on evidence based medicine, especially on the article about "Coordinating the norms and values of medical research, medical practice, and patient worlds." This is a title that appeals to all physicians with an interest in medical research and its implementation in medical practice. Vos et al. embark upon the important topic of evidence-based occupa...

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