Pain is what the patient says it is, but treating pain effectively, requires a number of key aspects to be taken into account. Feedback from pain sufferers is essential to help healthcare professionals configure the best treatment. Because pain is relative to the individual it does not lend itself to easy or accurate measurement. This [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Nature of Pain'
March 10th, 2010 · Comments Off
February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off
Pain has a complex character and is best understood by considering biological, psychological and social factors. In this article we briefly consider the theories that have developed to help understand the process of pain. Our interpretation of pain seems to vary over time and across cultures. Pain, it seems, is a very personal experience and [...]
February 8th, 2010 · Comments Off
In the first of three articles on pain the nature of pain is seen to be complex and, in many respects, poorly understood. Wouldn’t it be great if we couldn’t feel pain? Well, no it wouldn’t. Our ability to perceive pain has evolved as a sophisticated response to our environment. Pain warns us that physiological [...]