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dc.creatorRich, Ben A.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T19:02:21Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T19:02:21Zen
dc.date.created1997en
dc.date.issued1997en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Humanities. 1997 Winter; 18(4): 233-259.en
dc.identifier.issn1041-3545en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=A+Legacy+of+Silence:+Bioethics+and+the+Culture+of+Pain&title=Journal+of+Medical+Humanities.++&volume=18&issue=4&pages=233-259&date=1997&au=Rich,+Ben+A.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/753441en
dc.description.abstractFor over 20 years the medical literature has carefully documented the undertreatment of all types of pain by physicians. During this same period, as the field of bioethics came of age, the phenomenon of undertreated pain received almost no attention from the bioethics literature. This article takes bioethicists to task for failing to recognize the undertreatment of pain as a major ethical, and not merely a clinical, failing of the medical profession. The nature and extent of the problem of undertreated pain is examined, as well as possible reasons for its disregard by bioethicists. The factors contributing to undertreated pain in the clinical setting are considered, as well as the hazards posed by recent failures to address ethically questionable clinical practices. Finally, suggestions are offered for refocusing the attention of bioethicists to this significant problem.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/57245en
dc.subjectAssisted Suicideen
dc.subjectAttitudesen
dc.subjectBioethical Issuesen
dc.subjectBioethicsen
dc.subjectCanceren
dc.subjectChronically Illen
dc.subjectClinical Ethicsen
dc.subjectCultureen
dc.subjectDrug Abuseen
dc.subjectDrugsen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectEthical Analysisen
dc.subjectEthicistsen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectGoalsen
dc.subjectGovernmenten
dc.subjectGovernment Regulationen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectHistorical Aspectsen
dc.subjectHospicesen
dc.subjectLiteratureen
dc.subjectMedical Educationen
dc.subjectMedical Ethicsen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectMoral Obligationsen
dc.subjectMoralityen
dc.subjectNatureen
dc.subjectPainen
dc.subjectPalliative Careen
dc.subjectPatient Careen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectRegulationen
dc.subjectReviewen
dc.subjectSelf Regulationen
dc.subjectStandardsen
dc.subjectState Governmenten
dc.subjectSufferingen
dc.subjectSuicideen
dc.subjectTechnical Expertiseen
dc.subjectTerminal Careen
dc.subjectTerminally Illen
dc.titleA Legacy of Silence: Bioethics and the Culture of Painen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
dc.provenanceDigital citation migrated from OpenText LiveLink Discovery Server database named NBIO hosted by the Bioethics Research Library to the DSpace collection BioethicsLine hosted by Georgetown University.en


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