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The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Eric J. Cassell

The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

by Eric J. Cassell

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages334
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7390288M
ISBN 100195156161
ISBN 109780195156164

* Only book to reflect upon the nature of suffering among patients and their families and the affect on the frontline providers of their care--nurses--and, in turn, the goals of the nursing profession. The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine Article in European Journal of Cancer Care 14(3) July with 5 Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Meinir Krishnasamy.

The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine. Eric J. Cassell. 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.   Suffering, as distinct from pain, is subjective and individualized. As Eric Cassel writes in his now-classic article “The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine,” it is deeply personal Author: Elisha Waldman.

Details about The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine: This is a revised and expanded edtion of a classic in palliative medicine, originally published in With three added chapters and a new preface summarizing our progress in the area of pain management, this is a must-hve for those in palliative medicine and hospice care.   In this concise volume, Ferrell and Coyle have captured the essence of nursing. More than two decades ago, a medical colleague and scholar, Eric Cassell, MD, produced a seminal article, “The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine.” In , the article was expanded and published in book length. A reflection on this topic from a nursing perspective is long overdue, but is especially.


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The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine by Eric J. Cassell Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book explores the nature of suffering as it relates to chronic illness, and how it is understood and taken care of in modern medicine. Illness is described as a biopsychosocial phenomenon affecting every aspect and dimension of the person.

Where the intactness of a Cited by: This book explores the nature of suffering as it relates to chronic illness, and how it is understood and taken care of in modern medicine.

Illness is described as a biopsychosocial phenomenon affecting every aspect and dimension of the person. Where the intactness of a /5(10). The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine Author: Eric Cassell Synopsis.

Why is the medical profession failing in its fundamental goal and core duty, ‘the obligation to relieve the suffering caused by human sickness?’ (page 64).Why is the typical physician more interested in the diagnosis and treatment of disease than in the person suffering from the disease.

This book articulates important and enduring concepts for the practice of medicine. Most of all, it challenges the "either/or" paradigm in which the science of medicine roundly trumps the art of medicine by offering a robust defense of a "both/and" paradigm with the patient at the center of practice/5.

The Nature of Suffering underscores the change that is taking place in medicine from a basic concern with disease to a greater focus on the sick person. Cassell centers his discussion on the problem of suffering because, he says, its recognition and relief are a test of the adequacy of any system of medicine.

He describes what suffering is and its relationship to the sick person: bodies do not. Abstract The question of suffering and its relation to organic illness has rarely been addressed in the medical literature.

This article offers a description of the nature and causes of suffering i Cited by: Drawing on a number of evocative patient narratives, he writes that the goal of medicine must be to treat an individual's suffering, and not just the disease.

In addition, Cassell's thoughtful and incisive argument will appeal to psychologists and psychiatrists interested in the nature of pain and suffering. The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine This content is PDF only.

Please click on the PDF icon to access. Abstract. A book on humanistic medicine that addresses more than the biopsychosocial model and its requisite humanistic skills would be appealing and valuable. Cassell's book takes this step by portraying the seldom considered.

This chapter discusses suffering and the nature of suffering, which has been given little attention despite the fact that physicians are obligated to relieve human suffering. The majority of the chapter is spent discussing three main points: suffering is experienced by persons, suffering occurs when the impending destruction of a person is perceived, and suffering can occur in relation to any.

The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine. Second Edition. Eric J. Cassell. This is a revised and expanded edition of a classic in palliative medicine, originally published in   The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing takes the reader on a scholarly journey into the nature of suffering and the unique and profound role played by the nursing profession in recognizing, alleviating, and bearing witness to suffering.

Betty Ferrell and Nessa Coyle, preeminent leaders in nursing, bring their decades of experience and insight to the book's delivery. The nature of suffering and the goals of medicine. Cassel EJ. The question of suffering and its relation to organic illness has rarely been addressed in the medical literature.

This article offers a description of the nature and causes of suffering in patients undergoing medical by: Get this from a library. The nature of suffering and the goals of medicine.

[Eric J Cassell] -- Offers an incisive critique of the approach of modern medicine. Drawing on a number of evocative patient narratives, the author writes that the enduring goal of medicine must be the relif of.

The essence of nursing care continually exposes nurses to suffering. Although they bear witness to the suffering of others, their own suffering is less frequently exposed.

This book attempts to give voice to the suffering that nurses witness in patients, families, colleagues, and themselves. By making this suffering visible, the book aims both to honor and help solve the problem. The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine.

by Eric J. Cassell. Oxford University Press. $ My mother always said that Doctor B. was the best doctor ever to practice in the small town in Indiana where I grew up.

In defense of that judgment she would invariably say, “He listened to mothers.”. In this concise volume, Ferrell and Coyle have captured the essence of nursing.

More than two decades ago, a medical colleague and scholar, Eric Cassell, MD, produced a seminal article, “The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine.” Inthe article was expanded and published in book length.

A reflection on this topic from a nursing perspective is long overdue, but is especially Author: Marie Bakitas. Get this from a library. The nature of suffering: and the goals of medicine.

[Eric J Cassell] -- Annotation 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. The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine By Eric Cassell Article (PDF Available) in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 37(1) January with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Editions for The Nature of Suffering: And the Goals of Medicine: X (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kin Cited by:   The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is honored to announce that Eric J. Cassell, MD, MACP, will keynote our 9th annual palliative care summit in Sacramento, CA, on MarchAs one of the early pioneers of palliative care, Dr.

Cassell is well known for authoring The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine, a book considered by many as the founding. This book explores the nature of suffering as it relates to chronic illness, and how it is understood and taken care of in modern medicine.

Illness is described as a biopsychosocial phenomenon affecting every aspect and dimension of the person. Where the intactness of a 4/5(11).Nature of Suffering & the Goals of Medicine 2E The specification in this catalogue, including without limitation price, format, extent, number of illustrations, and month of publication, was as accurate as possible at the time the catalogue was compiled.The Nature of Healing The Modern Practice of Medicine Eric J.

Cassell. First book to discuss in depth what healing is and how it is accomplished, from the perspective of contemporary medicine The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine.

Second Edition. Eric J. .