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The nature of suffering and the goals of medicine

Author: Eric J Cassell
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats
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This is a revised and expanded edition with three new chapters and a new preface summarizing the progress in the area of pain management. In addition, the argument will appeal to psychologists and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric J Cassell
ISBN: 0195156161 9780195156164
OCLC Number: 474454658
Notes: Tidligere: 1.udg. 1991.
Indhold: Ideas in conflict: the rise and fall of new views of disease. The changing concept of the ideal physician. The nature of suffering. Suffering in chronic illness. The mysterious relationship between doctor and patient. How to understand diseases. The pursuit of disease or the care of the sick? Treating the disease, the body, or the patient. The doctor and the patient. Who is this person?. The measure of the person. The clinician's experience: power versus magic in medicine. Mind and body. The illness called dying. Pain and suffering. Epilogue: the care of the suffering patient.
Description: xx, 313 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ideas in conflict: the rise and fall of new views of disease --
The changing concept of the ideal physician --
The nature of suffering --
Suffering in chronic illness --
The mysterious relationship between doctor and patient --
How to understand diseases --
The pursuit of disease or the care of the sick? --
Treating the disease, the body, or the patient --
The doctor and the patient --
Who is this person? --
The measure of the person --
The clinician's experience: power versus magic in medicine --
Mind and body --
The illness called dying --
Pain and suffering --
Epilogue: the care of the suffering patient
Responsibility: Eric J. Cassell

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