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The Doctor and 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/9780195156164.003.0009
The Doctor and the Patient

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This chapter discusses areas of medicine such as ethics to see how they would fare if medicine's primary focus was on something other than the disease itself. It begins by examining the problems that would arise if the sick person became the central concern of medicine and physicians. The chapter takes a look at the search for a new basis for clinical medicine and provides a number of solutions.

Keywords: areas of medicine; ethics; clinical medicine; solutions; problems; medicine; physicians; sick person

Chapter.  10249 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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