Learning not to heal

Benjamin Gagnon Chainey Reminiscence of Georges Canguilhem: A review of l’Homme sans fièvre, by Claire Marin   Perhaps is there a need to think the future of medicine in a new horizon, not so much that of healing, but that of diminishing human suffering [1].   Sometimes, Western medicine exacerbates suffering as it strives to heal….

The Suffering Caregiver

  Benjamin Gagnon Chainey ‘Is the experience of pain preferable to the anihilation of experience?[1]’ Hervé Guibert, Le mausolée des amants The question posed by Hervé Guibert, a French writer who died in 1991, while he was HIV-positive at the apex of the Western AIDS epidemic, resounds from the darkest areas of his terminal phase….