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Carlos Centeno—Lessons learnt 

Carlos Centeno—Lessons learnt
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Carlos Centeno—Lessons learnt
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Philip J Larkin

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10.1093/med/9780198703310.003.0006
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date: 05 April 2020

In this chapter, Carlos Centeno brings together the art and science of palliative and end-of-life care. As an exponent of the value of the humanities to understand palliative care more clearly, he offers both a philosophical and theological description of how compassion reinforces the faith which guides him as a clinician and a person. Through a complex case which considers the challenge of silence, prayer, and clinical judgement, Carlos Centeno reminds us of the importance of presence in alleviating the suffering of another human being in our care.

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