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CAMPOS, Alberto. The end of medicine. Part 2. The physician-patient teleology. Cir. gen [online]. 2019, vol.41, n.3, pp.230-235.  Epub Nov 27, 2020. ISSN 1405-0099.

This work discusses the end of medicine from physician-patient relationship. It addresses the notion of medicine as art in the classical era and the current epistemological differences between art and science, the disagreements between the end or ends of medicine, both social and personal, the confusion between applications as means or ends, the complications arising from opposing perspectives and the difficulties the physician faces before the patient’s desires and demands.

Keywords : End of medicine; physician-patient relationship; tacit knowledge; art of medicine; epistemology; philosophy of medicine.

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