October 31st, 2015

Medical Suffering

The relief of suffering and the cure of disease
must be seen as twin obligations
of a medical profession that is truly dedicated to the care of the sick.
Physicians' failure to understand the nature of suffering
can result in medical intervention
that (though technically adequate) not only fails to relieve suffering
but becomes a source of suffering itself.
--Eric J. Cassell

QotD: Medical Suffering - INTERESTING TIMES

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