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The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine / Edition 1

The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine / Edition 1

by Eric J. Cassell
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ISBN-13: 9780195089127
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/28/1994
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

About the Author:
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

Preface to the Second edition
1. Ideas in Conflict: The Rise and Fall of New Views of Disease
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: Power Versus Magic in Medicine
13. Mind and Body
14. The Illness Called Dying
15. Pain and Suffering

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