Learning to Die
Cassell, Eric J
Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 49(12): 1110-1118, Dec 1973.
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Cassell, Eric J. (1991-05)Medicine and ethics alike must learn properly to attend to suffering. We can never truly experience another's distress. We can, however, learn to recognize the particular purposes, values, and aesthetic responses that ...
Cassell, Eric J. (1991)Unrelieved human suffering is terrible. It is for this reason that the alleviation of suffering is the warrant of medicine and its test of adequacy. For many of the very sick patients who populate our hospitals and the ...