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A4M believes that the disabilities associated with normal aging are caused by physiological dysfunction which in many cases are ameliorable to medical treatment, such that the human lifespan can be increased, and the quality of one's life enhanced as one grows chronologically older.
But if we take the idea more broadly, the individual's experience of any pain not ameliorable by mutual aid can provide an understanding of the suffering of others sufficient to say that the ethics of shared pain centers on a form of generalised empathy.
However, given the substantial number of ADEs recorded in this nationally representative sample of ambulatory health care visits, further work to determine the proportion of preventable and ameliorable events must be a priority.