Arthur W Frank

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To understand the experiences of suffering (overwhelming somatic pain or illness and its anticipation and other forms of severe distress arising in the socio-moral context) and facilitate healing (developing an enabling meaning and value for one's experiences when faced with suffering) have been the focus of medicine as a social institution throughout human(More)
A project shared by humanities in medicine, bioethics, social scientific studies of medical practice, and related studies can be summarized by the following question: How can we reduce the gap between suffering caused by the body's deteriorations, whether the result of illness, disability, or aging, and the total suffering that attends these deteriorations?(More)
Note: This is a list of suggested readings, which are shelved separately from the main library for use by CPE students. It is by no means exhaustive, nor is it meant to be all-inclusive. Your supervisor may have other suggestions. Also, please consult with your supervisor if you have a book or article you would like to have included to fulfill the required(More)
China has had a rapid increase in its economy over the past three decades. However, the economic boom came at a certain cost of depleting air quality. In the study, we aimed to examine the burden of air pollution and its association with climatic factors and health outcomes using data from Chinese national and city-level air quality and public health(More)
Three cases of pediatric surgical body modification--limb lengthening, normalization of genitalia, and craniofacial surgery--are considered through the moral language used by those who experience these surgeries. This language has been described as altruistic individualism. Decision making remains individualist, but it also shows considerable concern for(More)
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