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Very nice article on "Catastrophe and Caregiving: the Failure of Medicine as an Art." The author speaks about the importance of helping the patient regain a quality of life, not just fix a body as much as you can and then stop.
quote:...I do believe that what doctors need to be helped to master is the art of acknowledging and affirming the patient as a suffering human being; imagining alternative contexts and practices for responding to calamity; and conversing with and supporting patients in desperate situations where the emphasis is on what really matters to the patient and his or her intimates.