Pain and Suffering

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:
Pain and Suffering

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This chapter discusses pain and suffering. It is concerned with symptoms and how the nature of the person modifies them. The chapter looks at the two steps of pain, before looking at its progression to suffering, and also looks at the failure to treat suffering, which is a phenomenon that cannot be separated from suffering.

Keywords: pain; suffering; symptoms

Chapter.  9463 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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