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Does 'pain' need redefining?


Van Rysewyk, S and Quintner, J and Cohen, M, Does 'pain' need redefining?, 2019 Patient Experience Symposium, 29-30 April, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1. (2019) [Conference Extract]

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The widely accepted definition of pain written by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is clinically useful, but is based on the perspective of the "observer". A fuller understanding of the pain experience and of the clinical care of people experiencing pain is achievable through greater attention to the personal experience of pain, the social "intersubjective space" in which pain occurs, and the limitations of language. A revised redefinition of pain is offered.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:pain, meaning, pain management, pain medicine, patient experience
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Pain
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Human pain management
UTAS Author:Van Rysewyk, S (Mr Simon Van Rysewyk)
ID Code:147255
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2021-10-20
Last Modified:2021-10-28

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