Arthur W Frank

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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)
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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