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Well-Mannered MedicineMedical Ethics and Etiquette in Classical Ayurveda$
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Dagmar Wujastyk

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199856268

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856268.001.0001

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To Care or Not to Care

To Care or Not to Care

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(p.110) 4 To Care or Not to Care
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Well-Mannered Medicine
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Dagmar Wujastyk

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856268.003.0005

This chapter looks at that relationship between a doctor and his patients under the aspect of their emotional link and the limitations of a doctor's care. It describes and discusses the reasons the ayurvedic texts give why a physician should not treat certain patients, and what happens if a patient is hurt or dies under a physician's care.

Keywords:   compassion, kindness, untreatable patient, incurable disease, terminal illness, professional reputation, responsibility, accountability

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