P Louhiala

Summary

Affiliation: University of Helsinki
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The ethics of the placebo in clinical practice revisited
    P Louhiala
    Vuorikatu 17 as 3, 13100 Hämeenlinna, Finland
    J Med Ethics 35:407-9. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Impure placebo is a useless concept
    Pekka Louhiala
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, P O Box 41, 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    Theor Med Bioeth 36:279-89. 2015
  3. doi request reprint What do we really know about the deliberate use of placebos in clinical practice?
    Pekka Louhiala
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Vuorikatu 17 as 3, Hämeenlinna 13100, Finland
    J Med Ethics 38:403-5. 2012
  4. pmc How tall is too tall? On the ethics of oestrogen treatment for tall girls
    P Louhiala
    J Med Ethics 33:48-50. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Bone marrow transplantation in the prevention of intellectual disability due to inherited metabolic disease: ethical issues
    P Louhiala
    Vuorikatu 17 as 3, 13100 Hämeenlinna, Finland
    J Med Ethics 35:415-8. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Philosophy meets disability
    P Louhiala
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Ethics 35:570-2. 2009
  7. doi request reprint On the ethics of oestrogen treatment for tall girls: an update
    P Louhiala
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Ethics 35:713-4. 2009
  8. doi request reprint There is no alternative medicine
    Pekka Louhiala
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Med Humanit 36:115-7. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Physicians' Ethics Forum: a Web-based ethics consultation service
    Pekka Louhiala
    Vuorikatu 17 as 3, Hameenlinna, Finland
    J Med Ethics 38:83-6. 2012
  10. pmc Attitudes of Finnish doctors towards euthanasia in 1993 and 2003
    P Louhiala
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Ethics 32:627-8. 2006

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. doi request reprint The ethics of the placebo in clinical practice revisited
    P Louhiala
    Vuorikatu 17 as 3, 13100 Hämeenlinna, Finland
    J Med Ethics 35:407-9. 2009
    ..The concept of the placebo is currently understood in different ways, many of which do not refer to inert substances or treatments. The papers arguing for the use of placebos are shown to fail to make their case...
  2. doi request reprint Impure placebo is a useless concept
    Pekka Louhiala
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, P O Box 41, 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    Theor Med Bioeth 36:279-89. 2015
    ..We conclude that the impure placebo is a scientifically misleading concept and should not be used in scientific or medical literature. The issues behind the concept, however, deserve serious attention in future research. ..
  3. doi request reprint What do we really know about the deliberate use of placebos in clinical practice?
    Pekka Louhiala
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Vuorikatu 17 as 3, Hämeenlinna 13100, Finland
    J Med Ethics 38:403-5. 2012
    ..Therefore, the results reflect different things. They tell us a little about the use of 'pure placebos', more about the use of 'impure placebos', but most of all, they tell us about the conceptual confusion in this area...
  4. pmc How tall is too tall? On the ethics of oestrogen treatment for tall girls
    P Louhiala
    J Med Ethics 33:48-50. 2007
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  5. doi request reprint Bone marrow transplantation in the prevention of intellectual disability due to inherited metabolic disease: ethical issues
    P Louhiala
    Vuorikatu 17 as 3, 13100 Hämeenlinna, Finland
    J Med Ethics 35:415-8. 2009
    ..The dark side of BMT use is the burden of side effects, complications and transplantation-related mortality in less successful cases. The ethical issues involved in this therapy are discussed in this review...
  6. doi request reprint Philosophy meets disability
    P Louhiala
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Ethics 35:570-2. 2009
    ..One of the main themes of the book is the characterisation of a third way of thinking about disability, a way between two extremes, the medical and social models of disability...
  7. doi request reprint On the ethics of oestrogen treatment for tall girls: an update
    P Louhiala
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Ethics 35:713-4. 2009
    ..The paper concludes that oestrogen treatment to prevent extreme tallness should belong to the past, not to the future...
  8. doi request reprint There is no alternative medicine
    Pekka Louhiala
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Med Humanit 36:115-7. 2010
    ..In addition, bundling all the so-called alternative therapies under one heading is misleading. Due to the purely rhetoric nature of the 'alternativity', there seems to be no such thing as 'alternative medicine' in any meaningful sense...
  9. doi request reprint Physicians' Ethics Forum: a Web-based ethics consultation service
    Pekka Louhiala
    Vuorikatu 17 as 3, Hameenlinna, Finland
    J Med Ethics 38:83-6. 2012
    ..The Forum is a cost-efficient service based on electronic communication. In this paper, experiences throughout its first 6 years are described...
  10. pmc Attitudes of Finnish doctors towards euthanasia in 1993 and 2003
    P Louhiala
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Ethics 32:627-8. 2006
  11. ncbi request reprint [Recruiting patients to take part in drug trials--problems with the use of placebo]
    Pekka Louhiala
    Helsingin yliopiston kansanterveystieteen laitos PL 41, 00014 Helsingin yliopisto
    Duodecim 118:733-5. 2002
  12. ncbi request reprint [Evidence-based medicine good employee but bad employer]
    Pekka Louhiala
    Helsingin yliopiston kansanterveystieteen laitos, Helsingin yliopisto
    Duodecim 121:1317-25. 2005
  13. ncbi request reprint [Genetization]
    Pekka Louhiala
    Helsingin yliopiston kansanterveystieteen laitos PL 41, 00014 Helsingin yliopisto
    Duodecim 119:1881-5. 2003
  14. ncbi request reprint Philosophy for medical students--why, what, and how
    Pekka Louhiala
    Myllytie 8, 16900 Lammi, Finland
    Med Humanit 29:87-8. 2003
    ..It is argued that, whatever the form of teaching, somehow the content must be linked to the everyday medical world of the students...
  15. pmc Finnish doctors and the realisation of patient autonomy in the context of end of life decision making
    H M Hilden
    Licentiate of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Ethics 32:316-20. 2006
    ..The physicians made use of three different discourses, each of which contained a specific understanding of patient autonomy and a physician's proper activities in the context of end of life decision making...
  16. ncbi request reprint Finnish nurses' views on end-of-life discussions and a comparison with physicians' views
    Hanna Mari Hildén
    University of Helsinki, Finland
    Nurs Ethics 11:165-78. 2004
    ..Surprisingly, many nurses (44%) stated that active treatment continued too long. Two-thirds thought that their opinions were taken into account sufficiently, even though only half believed that, in general, they had some impact...
  17. pmc Vitamin C may affect lung infections
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, University of Helsinki, FIN 00014, Finland
    J R Soc Med 100:495-8. 2007
  18. pmc End of life decisions: attitudes of Finnish physicians
    H M Hilden
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Pajalahdentie 9B23, 00200 Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Ethics 30:362-5. 2004
    ..This study investigated Finnish physicians' experiences of decisions concerning living wills and do not resuscitate (DNR) orders and also their views on the role of patients and family members in these decisions...
  19. ncbi request reprint Healthcare ethics in Finland
    Tuija Takala
    Department of Moral and Social Philosophy, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Camb Q Healthc Ethics 12:256-60. 2003
  20. ncbi request reprint Healthcare ethics in Finland: a follow-up
    Pekka Louhiala
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Camb Q Healthc Ethics 13:236-40. 2004
  21. ncbi request reprint [Good and bad medicalisation]
    Pertti Mustajoki
    Helsingin ja Uudenmaan sairaanhoitopiiri PL 140, 00029 HUS
    Duodecim 119:1855-6. 2003