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Title: How Suffering Challenges Our Future

Citation Type: Book, Section

Publication Year: 2015

Abstract: This last chapter imagines possible futures and the degree to which suffering remains a challenge. After a summary of the chapters in Part V, an illustrative conceptual model visually shows the key elements that make a major difference in the cycles of relieving and deepening suffering. Such abstraction can be an aid in both qualitative and quantitatively oriented research. Next, I list and discuss a wide variety of human rights violations, showing not only a strong relationship between global suffering and human rights violations, but how these violations might push us to devise more sophisticated measures of suffering. Research on suffering remains difficult and sometimes tedious, but it offers progress toward a knowledge base that can lead to more effective ways to understand and alleviate suffering in the future.

Url: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-017-9670-5_32

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Authors: Anderson, Ronald E

Editors: Ronald E. Anderson,

Pages: 427-439

Volume Title: World Suffering and Quality of Life

Publisher: Springer

Publisher Location: New York

Volume: 56


Data Collections: IPUMS NHIS

Topics: Health, Other