Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Narrated and Abridged: There is (No) Evidence for That: Epistemic Problems in Critical Care Medicine

Below is the narrated video of my powerpoint presentation on Epistemic Problems in Critical Care Medicine, which provides a framework for understanding why we have both false positives and false negatives in clinical trials in critical care medicine and why we should be circumspect about our "evidence base" and our "knowledge".  This is not trivial stuff, and is worth the 35 minutes required to watch the narration of the slideshow.  It is a provocative presentation which gives compelling reasons to challenge our "evidence base" in critical care and medicine in general, in ways that are not widely recognized but perhaps should be, with several suggestions about assumptions that need to be challenged and revised to make our models of reality more reliable.  Please contact me if you would like me to give an iteration of this presentation at your institution.