Kirstin Borgerson

Assistant Professor

Cross-Appointed with Gender and Women's Studies Programme

Email: kirstin.borgerson@dal.ca

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Recent Submissions

  • Health care ethics in Canada 

    Baylis, Francoise, S. Sherwim, B. Hoffmaster, and K. Borgerson. Health care ethics in Canada. Toronto: Nelson Education, 2012.
    "The third edition of Health Care Ethics in Canada builds on the commitment to Canadian content established in earlier editions without sacrificing breadth or rigor. Through a collection of selected readings, this textbook ...
  • Review of "Evidence-Based Medicine and the Search for a Science of Clinical Care" by Jeanne Daly (University of California Press, Los Angeles and Berkeley: 2005). 

    Borgerson, Kirstin. 2006. "Review of "Evidence-Based Medicine and the Search for a Science of Clinical Care" by Jeanne Daly (University of California Press, Los Angeles and Berkeley: 2005).." In , 593-594.
    The article reviews the book "Evidence-Based Medicine and the Search for a Science of Clinical Care," by Jeanne Daly.
  • Harold Kincaid and Jennifer McKitrick (eds): Establishing medical reality: essays in the metaphysics and epistemology of biomedical science 

    Borgerson, Kirstin. 2010. "Harold Kincaid and Jennifer McKitrick (eds): Establishing medical reality: essays in the metaphysics and epistemology of biomedical science." In , 171-174. Springer Netherlands.
    No abstract available.
  • Review of "The Cambridge World History of Medical Ethics" 

    BORGERSON, KIRSTIN. 2011. "Review of "The Cambridge World History of Medical Ethics"." In , 346-347.
    A review of the book "The Cambridge World History of Medical Ethics," edited by Robert B. Baker and Laurence B. McCullough is presented.
  • Virtue, progress and practice 

    Loughlin, Michael, Robyn Bluhm, Stephen Buetow, Ross E. G. Upshur, et al. 2011. "Virtue, progress and practice." Journal of evaluation in clinical practice 17(5): 839-846.
    An introduction is presented in which the editors discuss various reports within the issue on topics including nature of progress in medicine, the role of empirical data in philosophical debate, and the values-based practice.
  • A Third Way: Ethics Guidance as Evidence-Informed Provisional Rules 

    Borgerson, Kirstin, and Joseph Millum. 2010. "A Third Way: Ethics Guidance as Evidence-Informed Provisional Rules." American Journal of Bioethics 10(6): 20-22.
    In the article the authors reflect on the use of ethical guidance documents in understanding ethical rules for human subjects in research. They comment on the article in this issue "The Case for Evidence-Based Rulemaking ...
  • Philosophy, ethics, medicine and health care: the urgent need for critical practice 

    Loughlin, Michael, Ross E. G. Upshur, Maya J. Goldenberg, Robyn Bluhm, et al. 2010. "Philosophy, ethics, medicine and health care: the urgent need for critical practice." Journal of evaluation in clinical practice 16(2): 249-259.
    The article presents the comments of the authors on the issue of philosophy and ethics in medicine and health care. The attitude of medical writers and practitioners to detach philosophy and clinical practice is criticized ...
  • Why reading the title isn't good enough: An evaluation of the 4S approach to evidence-based medicine 

    Borgerson, Kirstin. 2009. "Why reading the title isn't good enough: An evaluation of the 4S approach to evidence-based medicine." International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 2(2, Special Issue: Voice, Power, and Responsibility in Health Care: Papers from the Sixth International Congress of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics): 152-175.
    Abstract Proponents of evidence-based medicine (EBM) have recently suggested a “4S” approach to clinical decision making in which physicians are advised to rely on increasingly abstract summaries of the available research ...
  • Resistance is not futile, but neither is it always justified 

    Borgerson, Kirstin. 2013. "Resistance is not futile, but neither is it always justified." Journal of evaluation in clinical practice 19(3): 559-561.
    The article discusses the research done by Mark Tonelli, Doctor of Medicine recognizes clinical research features explaining reasons of not adopting new treatments always by physicians. It states that clinical research ...
  • Amending and defending Critical Contextual Empiricism 

    Borgerson, Kirstin. 2011. "Amending and defending Critical Contextual Empiricism." European Journal for Philosophy of Science 1(3): 435-449.
    No abstract available.
  • Are explanatory trials ethical? Shifting the burden of justification in clinical trial design 

    Borgerson, Kirstin. 2013. "Are explanatory trials ethical? Shifting the burden of justification in clinical trial design." Theoretical medicine and bioethics 34(4): 293-308.
    No abstract available.
  • Explanation, understanding, objectivity and experience 

    Loughlin, Michael, Robyn Bluhm, Drozdstoj S. Stoyanov, Stephen Buetow, et al. 2013. "Explanation, understanding, objectivity and experience." Journal of evaluation in clinical practice 19(3): 415-421.
    An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including benefits for future generations of patients, modest foundationalism, and understand capacities to isolate ...
  • Reason and value: making reasoning fit for practice 

    Loughlin, Michael, Robyn Bluhm, Stephen Buetow, Ross E. G. Upshur, et al. 2012. "Reason and value: making reasoning fit for practice." Journal of evaluation in clinical practice 18(5): 929-937.
    No abstract available.
  • Evidence-Based Alternative Medicine? 

    Borgerson, Kirstin. 2005. "Evidence-Based Alternative Medicine?." Perspectives in Biology & Medicine 48(4): 502-515. Copyright © 2005 The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Perspectives in Biology & Medicine 48(4), Autumn 2005, pages 502-515.
    Focuses on the controversy over the validity of evidence-based medicine (EBM). Proposal for a hierarchy of evidence according to which randomized controlled trials (RCT) and meta-analyses of RCT provide the most reliable ...
  • VALUING EVIDENCE: bias and the evidence hierarchy of evidence-based medicine 

    Borgerson, Kirstin. 2009. "VALUING EVIDENCE: bias and the evidence hierarchy of evidence-based medicine." Perspectives in Biology & Medicine 52(2): 218-233. Copyright © 2009 The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Perspectives in Biology & Medicine 52(2), Spring 2009, pages 218-233.
    No abstract available.
  • The Nature of Evidence in Evidence-Based Medicine 

    Goldenberg, Maya J., Kirstin Borgerson, and Robyn Bluhm. 2009. "The Nature of Evidence in Evidence-Based Medicine." Perspectives in Biology & Medicine 52(2): 164-167. Copyright © 2009 The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Perspectives in Biology & Medicine 52(2): Spring 2009, pages 164-167.
    The article focuses on the examination of evidence-based medicine (EBM) in medicine. EBM's contribution in the clinical practice has long been used in the development of institutional and professional guidelines in ...