Prior to reading Ashfield’s article, what were your thoughts on the nature of suffering and the medical profession? After having read the articles by Ashfield and Parravicini, have any new or different thoughts emerged?
How would you describe suffering and the role/response of the healthcare professional (either the physician or nurse)? (i.e. you can discuss the nature of suffering, embodiment, the meaning of health and/or healing, and the role of the physician, nurse, or the hospital in responding to suffering, etc). In your response, you should draw from at least one of the two assigned readings by Ashfield and Parravicini. [Both articles are attached.]