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A Taste of Pain and Suffering and the Role of the Physician
Should every human taste some individual pain and suffering so as to gain a better perspective of their own life? Can we agree that we will better understand our good life if we suffer a little?
The medical profession has always had its goal aimed toward the relief of pain and suffering. But is that really a professional action that is ethically untouchable? Could there be times when it would be to the patient’s benefit and good for the physician to allow some pain and allow some suffering? Should it be the physician's decision as to when to permit that pain and suffering? I await your response. ..Maurice.
p.s.- I posted the same issue on Medpedia.
You might want to go there to read the responses there as they are made.