A womanist approach to caring for patients with empirically unverifiable symptoms

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Abstract

Some illnesses and diseases are not apparent to onlookers. Conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, postconcussive syndrome, endometriosis, and many psychiatric illnesses, for example, have symptoms that are not easily or at all measurable. Both clinicians and health care systems, however, tend to focus exclusively on measurability, which can result in evidentiary overreliance and undervaluation of experience narratives and can have clinically, ethically, and socially important consequences for patients with these conditions.

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Gatison, A. M. (2021, July 1). A womanist approach to caring for patients with empirically unverifiable symptoms. AMA Journal of Ethics. American Medical Association. https://doi.org/10.1001/amajethics.2021.519

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