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The Nature of Healing: The Modern Practice of Medicine

Eric J. Cassell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195369052
eISBN:
9780199979103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369052.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The healing tradition in Western medicine goes back to its Greek origins. What actually constitutes healing is poorly understood even in this first era of cure and advanced medical science. Sickness ... More


The State of Illness

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Healing: The Modern Practice of Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195369052
eISBN:
9780199979103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369052.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

As illness deepens a state of illness begins. A state is a combination of circumstances or attributes belonging for a time to a person—a way or manner of existing. It happens to seriously ill persons ... More


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