The epistemology

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The epistemology

  1. 1. The Epistemology of thewoman’s Climacteric
  2. 2. The Heuristics inClinical Medicine
  3. 3. Why are we today in a CRISIS ?
  4. 4. We are today afflicted by• Natural disasters:- earthquakes- tsunamies- hurricanes- vulcanos,etc and by• Man imposed disasters:- terrorism- epidemics- hunger,etc
  5. 5. Are we,physicians and women, also in a CRSIS ?
  6. 6. Vulcanos … ofexplosive studies (WHI) !
  7. 7. Hurricanes…that spread the ashes of wrong news allover the world…
  8. 8. Terrorismimposed by manyepidemiologists …
  9. 9. Menopausal women and theirdoctors are scared about the side effects of HRT mainly about breast cancer
  10. 10. Women give up HRT and again are suffering from incapacitating vasomotorsymptoms that are not relieved by alternative medicines …
  11. 11. Many Doctors fail to persuade them to go on with HRT,indespite of telling that its benefits are far greater than any potential risk
  12. 12. WHY ?
  13. 13. Therefore,I shall first concentrate on- HRT and Breast Cancer and then on- the doctor’s failure of persuation, a consequence of poorcommunication skills
  14. 14. Finally,I shall tell you what I havelearned from menopausalwomen in the last 40 years

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