Chapter

The Measure of the Person

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/9780195156164.003.0011
The Measure of the Person

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This chapter discusses three kinds of information, namely: empirical facts, value-laden terms, and aesthetic. It shows that these kinds of information about sick persons are necessary to the work of clinicians, and also attempts to show that clinicians treat particular patients in particular circumstances at particular moments in time, thus requiring information that particularizes the individual and the moment.

Keywords: kinds of information; empirical facts; value-laden terms; aesthetic; sick persons; clinicians

Chapter.  14775 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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