Chapter

The Illness Called Dying

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/9780195156164.003.0014
The Illness Called Dying

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This chapter discusses dying. It presents two cases of women who have breast cancer which demonstrate that there are meanings attached to the visible symbols of a disease or illness. Some of these meanings are related to the ideas of powerlessness.

Keywords: dying; breast cancer; meanings; visible symbols; powerlessness

Chapter.  9676 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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