The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Oxford University Press (2004)
Here is a thoroughly updated edition of a classic in palliative medicine. Two new chapters have been added to the 1991 edition, along with a new preface summarizing where progress has been made and where it has not in the area of pain management. This book addresses the timely issue of doctor-patient relationships arguing that the patient, not the disease, should be the central focus of medicine. Included are a number of compelling patient narratives. Praise for the first edition "Well written. . .should be read by everyone in medical practice or considering a career in medicine."---JAMA. "Memorable passages, important ideas, and critical analysis. This is a book that clinicians and educators should read."---New England Journal of Medicine.
Keywords Medicine Philosophy  Suffering  Physician and patient  Palliative treatment  Philosophy, Medical  Chronic Disease therapy  Pain therapy  Palliative Care methods  Physician-Patient Relations
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Call number R723.C42828 2004
ISBN(s) 0195156161   9780195156164  
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Stephen G. Henry (2006). Recognizing Tacit Knowledge in Medical Epistemology. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 27 (3):187--213.
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