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Treating the Disease, the Body, or the Patient

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/9780195156164.003.0008
Treating the Disease, the Body, or the Patient

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This chapter discusses the treatment of the disease, of the body, or of the patient. It first looks at identifying the best treatment and then moves on to the effects of patients on treatments. The concepts of placebo, treatment of the patient, and treatment in chronic illness are also discussed.

Keywords: treatment; disease; body; patient; effect of patients; placebo; chronic illness

Chapter.  12260 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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