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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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The Clinician's Experience

The Clinician's Experience

Power Versus Magic in Medicine

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The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Eric J. Cassell

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the experience of the clinician, beginning with the science and art of the practice of medicine. It then moves on to the importance of the clinician's experience, the relation of knowledge to experience, and why experience has a bad name. The chapter then discusses the advantage of experience, the physician as the instrument, and how experience is able to mediate between science and art. It also looks at the experience of uncertainty.

Keywords:   experience, clinician, science and art, practice of medicine, knowledge, advantage of experience, physician, experience of uncertainty

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