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To Care or Not to Care

Dagmar Wujastyk

in Well-Mannered Medicine

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199856268
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950560 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856268.003.0005
To Care or Not to Care

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This chapter looks at that relationship between a doctor and his patients under the aspect of their emotional link and the limitations of a doctor's care. It describes and discusses the reasons the ayurvedic texts give why a physician should not treat certain patients, and what happens if a patient is hurt or dies under a physician's care.

Keywords: compassion; kindness; untreatable patient; incurable disease; terminal illness; professional reputation; responsibility; accountability

Chapter.  2877 words. 

Subjects: Hinduism

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