Unfortunately, a lot has been going on in life and I haven’t posted as much as I would like to. The main reason has been some major life changes and class work (I’m getting a master in educational technology). Another reason has been a lack of inspiration. Well, I am inspired now.
Recently on a listserv I subscribe to someone mentioned a book called Tarnished Gold: The Sickness of Evidence-based Medicine. Some said it was a great book and many said it was garbage. I had never heard of it but could tell by the comments it is an anti-EBM piece. The EBM paradigm is evolving, as it should. Part of how a paradigm evolves is critical review of its tenants. This book seems to challenge the tenants of EBM. It’s important to look at all sides of a story to formulate a complete understanding of it. My bias is for EBM principles. I plan to read this book and give my rebuttal to each chapter. I will be as fair as I can and give them credit for good ideas and challenge ones I don’t agree with. I have read the preface, foreword, and 1st chapter and know I will have a lot to write about.
Look for my 1st installment tomorrow.