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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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Treating the Disease, the Body, or the Patient

Treating the Disease, the Body, or the Patient

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(p.108) 8 Treating the Disease, the Body, or the Patient
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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/9780195156164.003.0008

This chapter discusses the treatment of the disease, of the body, or of the patient. It first looks at identifying the best treatment and then moves on to the effects of patients on treatments. The concepts of placebo, treatment of the patient, and treatment in chronic illness are also discussed.

Keywords:   treatment, disease, body, patient, effect of patients, placebo, chronic illness

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