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  • The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicineby Eric J. Cassell

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.79

    The obligation of physicians to relieve human suffering stretches back into antiquity. But what exactly is suffering? One patient with metastatic cancer of the stomach, from which he knew he would shorlty die, said he was not suffering. Another, someone who had been operated on for a minor problem, in little pain and not seemingly distressed, said... more...

  • The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicineby Eric J. Cassell

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37

    This is a revised and expanded edition of a classic in palliative medicine, originally published in 1991. With three added chapters and a new preface summarizing our progress in the area of pain management, this is a must-have for those in palliative medicine and hospice care. In addition, Cassell's thoughtful and incisive argument will appeal to psychologists... more...

  • The Nature of Clinical Medicineby Eric J. Cassell

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 28.99 US$ 24.93

    The Nature of Clinical Medicine takes its direction from a catalog of goals of medicine that range from the expected diagnosis and treatment of diseases to wider concerns for patients, for physicians, and for medicine itself. Eric Cassell is specific in teaching the kinds of knowledge that clinicians require in order to be able to achieve these goals. more...

  • The Nature of Healingby Eric J. Cassell

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    As the sick person has increasingly become the focus of medicine, there have been repeated but mostly failed attempts to achieve both technological and humanistic goals in caring for patients. This approach is flawed because there is only one ultimate goal -- the well-being of the patient. Whether it involves the personal action of the clinician or... more...

  • Doctoringby Eric J. M.D. Cassell

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    American medicine attracts some of the brightest and most motivated people the country has to offer, and it boasts the most advanced medical technology in the world, a wondrous parade of machines and techniques such as PET scans, MRI, angioplasty, endoscopy, bypasses, organ transplants, and much more besides. And yet, writes Dr. Eric Cassell, what... more...

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