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The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

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Here is a thoroughly updated edition of a classic in palliative medicine. Two new chapters have been added to the 1991 edition, along with a new preface summarizing where progress has been made and where it has not in the area of pain management. This book addresses the timely issue of doctor-patient relationships arguing that the patient, not the disease, should be the ce ...more
Paperback, 313 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published October 3rd 1991)
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Carol
The two central issues in the book that I would like to discuss and expand upon are: his view of PERSON rather than the mind/body dualism we see too often and his view of meaning which is central to how he views suffering. An outstanding book.
G.licious
Thick reading but thorough and insightful.
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