More About Come and See

A physician with a strong liberal-arts background, Jerome W. Freeman has long been interested in the interaction between science and the arts. The two disciplines often meet in the realm of ethics and caring. Physicians encounter ethical and human problems every day, often with little but their common sense and natural instinct to serve as a guide. The decisions they make, which may without exaggeration be called "life and death," are, moreover, often beyond the ken of laymen.

The essays and poems in Come and See are intended to highlight certain ethical ideas for physicians and to help make clear the bases of caring decisions to everybody who has a stake in the process -- in short, everybody. The writing is clear and the teaching method is closer to literature than to science, which means that it is indirect, connotative, and exemplary. Here are some of the value, ethics, and caring topics covered in this book:

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