chapter  2
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Philosophical Views and Theoretical Perspectives

Philosophical views and theoretical perspectives provide the substantive base of the cIinical fields. They provide perspectives whereby issues and concepts may be predicted, explained, and understood, thereby establishing a rationale for rendering appropriate cIinical services. Thus, continuity counts toward making things practicaI. Accordingly, it is incumbent on every cIinician to know precisely which philosophical views and theoretical perspectives underlie the cIinical services rendered.