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Suffering in Chronic Illness

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Second edition

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195156164
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999880 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156164.003.0004
Suffering in Chronic Illness

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This chapter discusses suffering in chronic illness. It starts with a definition of chronic illness and its symptoms. The chapter discusses one of the alterations produced by chronic illness, which is a changing perception of the world, and also presents several strategies for reducing suffering.

Keywords: chronic illness; symptoms; changing perception; strategies; reducing suffering

Chapter.  8730 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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