ISBN13:978-0195089127 ISBN10: 019508912X This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0195052220 ISBN10: 0195052226
Dr. Eric Cassell offers an incisive critique of the approach of modern medicine. Drawing on a number of evocative patient narratives, he writes that the goal of medicine must be to treat an individual's suffering, and not just the disease.
Edition/Copyright:91 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Oxford University Press Published: 03/28/1994 International: No
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Cassell, Eric J. : Cornell University Medical Campus
Eric J. Cassell is Clinical Professor of Public Health at Cornell University Medical College, and an attending physician at The New York Hospital. He is a fellow of the Hastings Center and a member of the Institute of Medicine of The National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of The Healer's Art, The Place of Humanities in Medicine, and Talking with Patients.
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1. Ideas in Conflict 2. The Changing Concept of the Ideal Physician 3. The Nature of Suffering 4. Suffering in Chronic Illness 5. The Mysterious Relationship Between Doctor and Patient 6. How to Understand Diseases 7. The Pursuit of Disease or the Care of the Sick? 8. Treating the Disease, the Body, or the Patient 9. The Doctor and the Patient 10. Who is this Person 11. The Measure of the Person 12. The Clinician's Experience
Epilogue: The Care of the Suffering Patient
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