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The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

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  • The Nature of Suffering: And the Goals of Medicine (Oxford University Press, USA) – Trade paperback (1994)
    by Eric J Cassell, M.D. (Preface by)

    The Nature of Suffering: And the Goals of Medicine

    Trade paperback, Oxford University Press, USA
    1994
    English
    272 pages

    ISBN: 019508912X
    ISBN-13: 9780195089127

    The Nature of Suffering underlines the change that is taking place in medicine from a basic concern with disease to a greater focus on the sick person as a whole. The author centres the discussion on the problem of suffering because he believes that its recognition and relief are a test of the adequacy of any system of medicine. The book includes many stories about patients to illustrate that there can be no diagnosis, search for causes, or treatment without consideration of the individual sick person. This demonstrates ... Show more

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