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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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Suffering in Chronic Illness

Suffering in Chronic Illness

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(p.46) 4 Suffering in Chronic Illness
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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/9780195156164.003.0004

This chapter discusses suffering in chronic illness. It starts with a definition of chronic illness and its symptoms. The chapter discusses one of the alterations produced by chronic illness, which is a changing perception of the world, and also presents several strategies for reducing suffering.

Keywords:   chronic illness, symptoms, changing perception, strategies, reducing suffering

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