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Type: Conference paper
Title: Evidence and existentialism in addiction
Author: Wurm, C.
Citation: Proceedings of the Workforce Development Symposium: Catching Clouds: Exploring Diversity in Workforce Development for the Alcohol and Other Drugs Field, 2002 / Roche, A., McDonald, J. (ed./s), pp.211-216
Publisher: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia.
Publisher Place: Flinders University
Issue Date: 2002
ISBN: 1876897023
Conference Name: 2002 Workforce Development Symposium (May 2002 - May 2002 : Adelaide, South Australia)
Editor: Roche, A.
McDonald, J.
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Christopher Wurm
Abstract: Diversity in knowledge was one of the key themes of the 2002 Workforce Development Symposium. The central thrust of this theme was the importance of acknowledging and valuing different knowledge types, rather than focusing exclusively on the type of knowledge derived from randomised controlled trials and other quantitative methods. The intention of this paper is to encourage greater scrutiny of claims regarding the superiority of various evidence-based treatments. This paper discusses how various objective and scientific criteria can result in biased evidence. Issues discussed include funding, publication and readership, exclusion criteria, success and consumer wishes, choice of research areas, emphasis on symptom reduction and measurement of success. The paper will explore Existential perspectives on addictive behaviours, particularly the work of Viktor Frankl, and motivational interviewing to illustrate the issues involved.
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