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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 Mysterious Relationship Between Doctor and Patient

The Mysterious Relationship Between Doctor and Patient

(p.62) 5 The Mysterious Relationship Between Doctor and Patient
The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Eric J. Cassell

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the relationship between doctor and patient. This refers to the central and basic relationship between doctor and patient that rests solely on the fact that one is a patient and the other is a doctor. The chapter looks at the physician as a person, what defines a good physician, and the relation between trust and altruism. The final portion of the chapter centers on self-discipline, which is necessary not only for thoroughness, but also for the maintenance of knowledge, constancy to patients, and nerve.

Keywords:   doctor, patient, relationship, physician, trust, altruism, self-discipline, good physician

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