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The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine$
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Eric J. Cassell

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195156164

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156164.001.0001

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The Measure of the Person

The Measure of the Person

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(p.164) 11 The Measure of the Person
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The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine
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Eric J. Cassell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156164.003.0011

This chapter discusses three kinds of information, namely: empirical facts, value-laden terms, and aesthetic. It shows that these kinds of information about sick persons are necessary to the work of clinicians, and also attempts to show that clinicians treat particular patients in particular circumstances at particular moments in time, thus requiring information that particularizes the individual and the moment.

Keywords:   kinds of information, empirical facts, value-laden terms, aesthetic, sick persons, clinicians

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