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Nature of Suffering : And the Goals of Medicine

Nature of Suffering : And the Goals of Medicine - 91 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195089127

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1991
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Nature of Suffering : And the Goals of Medicine - 91 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195089127

Eric J. Cassell

ISBN13: 978-0195089127
ISBN10: 019508912X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 91
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 1991
International: No
Summary

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.

Author Bio

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.



Table of Contents

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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