The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine
Cassell, Eric J.
New York: Oxford University Press; 1991. 254 p.
Bioethics; Biomedical Technologies; Chronically Ill; Communication; Critically Ill; Decision Making; Dehumanization; Diagnosis; Disease; Ethics; Goals; Health; Medical Ethics; Medicine; Nature; Normality; Pain; Patient Care; Patients; Personhood; Philosophy; Physician's Role; Physicians; Placebos; Privacy; Professional Patient Relationship; Prognosis; Psychological Stress; Science; Self Concept; Social Dominance; Suffering; Technical Expertise; Terminally Ill; Treatment Refusal; Uncertainty; Values;
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Cassell, Eric J. (1982-03-18)The nature and causes of suffering in patients are described, using chemotherapy as an example, and a distinction between suffering and physical distress is drawn. The nature of personhood is explored in terms of ...