Cassell, Eric J.
Hastings Center Report. 1991 May-Jun; 21(3): 24-31.
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 shape the sense of self whose integrity is threatened by pain, disease, and the mischances of life.
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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 ...