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:

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This chapter discusses the case of Lily Sterns, an elderly patient who, in the spring of 1980, was diagnosed with cancer of the uterus. Lily's case is able to describe the proper care of the suffering patient. It reiterates the importance of the doctor–patient relationship, which is the vehicle through which the relief of suffering is achieved.

Keywords: proper care; suffering patient; doctor–patient relationship; relief of suffering; cancer; uterus

Chapter.  8169 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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