Illness Identity and Suffering

published 3 months ago

Rev. Denah Joseph, Chaplain and Associate Director UCSF Palliative Care Service, discusses the psychology of suffering when serious illness or loss occurs. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 33866]

So what is suffering we. I think use that term. It's another one of those difficult things to define. I'm using a definition here that I find extremely useful in working with patients and families it comes from a physician Erica sell one of the few in my. Reading who's actually tackle the question of suffering and has a book called suffering and the goals of medicine. And he defined suffering. As the experience that occurs in the face of an impending disintegration of one or more aspects of a person's self personhood. From that perspective really all illness has an element of suffering as part of it ...

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