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The Nature of Clinical Medicine: The Return of the Clinician

Eric Cassell


Clinical medicine, as a thinking discipline, is concerned with not only what clinicians do but also the reasons they do what they do. When physicians act in medicine they have some purpose or goal in mind. What they actually do and how they go about it is in the service of their purposes and their goals. Such goals are related to the doctor-patient relationship and to the acts of doctoring patients and are involved in being a physician among other physicians working within the institutions of medicine. This book goes deeply into clinical medicine and how clinicians-physicians who care for pati ... More

Keywords: medicine, clinicians, patient, illness, values, goals, wisdom, judgment, thinking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199974863
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974863.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Cassell, author
Weill Medical College of Cornell University