Pain as Human Experience

Pain as Human Experience

Author: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520075122

Category: Medical

Page: 223

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"With case studies drawn from anthropological investigations of chronic pain sufferers and pain clinics in the northeastern United States, the authors attempt to invent new ways of writing about this language-resistant human experience. Focused on substantive issues in the study of chronic pain, their work explores the great divide between the culturally shaped language of suffering and the traditional language of medical and psychological theorizing. They argue that the representation of experience in local social worlds is a central challenge to the human sciences and to ethnographic writing, and that meeting that challenge is also crucial to the refiguring of pain in medical discourse and health policy debates. Anthropologists, scholars from the medical social sciences and humanities, and many general readers will be interested in Pain as Human Experience. In addition, behavioral medicine and pain specialists, psychiatrists, and primary care practitioners will find much that is relevant to their work in this book."--Jacket.
Pain as Human Experience
Language: en
Pages: 223
Authors: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Paul Brodwin, Byron Good, Arthur Kleinman
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-11-14 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"With case studies drawn from anthropological investigations of chronic pain sufferers and pain clinics in the northeastern United States, the authors attempt to invent new ways of writing about this language-resistant human experience. Focused on substantive issues in the study of chronic pain, their work explores the great divide between
Pain as Human Experience
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Paul Brodwin, Byron Good, Arthur Kleinman
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-11-14 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"With case studies drawn from anthropological investigations of chronic pain sufferers and pain clinics in the northeastern United States, the authors attempt to invent new ways of writing about this language-resistant human experience. Focused on substantive issues in the study of chronic pain, their work explores the great divide between
Culture, Brain, and Analgesia
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Mario Incayawar, Knox H. Todd
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-10 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

In this state-of-theart volume, culture is placed in the forefront of studying pain in an integrative manner. The authors put forth that a patient's culture should be studied with the purpose of unveiling its effects upon biological systems and the pain neuromatrix.
The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine
Language: en
Pages: 580
Authors: Gary L Albrecht, Ray Fitzpatrick, Susan C Scrimshaw
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-04-21 - Publisher: SAGE

This is the first international and inter-disciplinary social science Handbook on health and medicine. Five years in the making, and building on the insights and advice of an international editorial board, the book brings together world-class figures to provide an indispensable, comprehensive resource book on social science, health and medicine.
The Bioethics of Pain Management
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: Daniel S. Goldberg
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-03 - Publisher: Routledge

In this book, public health ethicist Daniel S. Goldberg sets out to characterize the subjective experience of pain and its undertreatment within the US medical establishment, and puts forward public policy recommendations for ameliorating the undertreatment of pain. The book begins from the position that the overwhelming focus on opioid