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Pain and Suffering

Author: Ronald Schleifer
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Routledge series integrating science and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pain is felt by everyone, yet understanding its nature is fragmented across myriad modes of thought. In this compact, yet thoroughly integrative account uniting medical science, psychology, and the humanities Ronald Schleifer offers a deep and complex understanding along with possible strategies of dealing with pain in its most overwhelming forms. A perfect addition to many courses in medicine, healthcare,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schleifer, Ronald.
Pain and Suffering.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Schleifer
ISBN: 9781135016012 1135016011
OCLC Number: 868491093
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 169 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Series Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgments; A Note on the Images; Introduction; 1. The Fact and Experience of Pain: Science and the Humanities; Pain and Suffering; Chronic Pain; The Representation of Pain; Science and the Humanities; The Structure of This Book; Part I: The Nature of Pain; 2. The Physiology of Pain: How The Body Works; Definitions of Pain; The Physiology of Pain; 3. The Phenomenon of Chronic Pain: Controversies and Understanding; Chronic Pain: Controversy beyond Consensus. Pain and the Brain: Sensation, Perception, and ModulationPain without Concomitant Injury: Chronic Pain as a Disease; Pain as Sensation; Pain and Cognition; 4. Treating Pain: Operations, Drug Therapy, Placebos, and Palliative Care; Surgical Therapies; Drug Therapies; Anesthesia; Analgesics; The Placebo Effect; Acupuncture and Hypnosis; Palliative Care; Part II: Experiences of Pain; 5. The Experience of Pain: The Nature of Suffering and the Meaning of Pain; An Element of Blank; Sensitivity to Pain; Schemas of Experience, Schemas of Pain; Cross-Cultural Pain; The Nature of Suffering. Intensifiers of Pain6. The Politics and Spirituality of Pain: Infants, Women, Torture, Religion, Pleasure and Pain; Biases Related to Pain in Infants; Biases Related to Pain in Women; Torture; Pain and Religion; Pleasure and Pain; Part III: Living with Pain; 7. Caretakers and Sufferers Dealing with Pain; Definitions of Pain; Exemplary Definition; Aristotelian Definition; Operational Definition; The Functional Definition of Pain; The Operational Definition of Addiction; Dealing with Pain; The Care of Patients; Appendix I: Pain, Science, and the Humanities. Appendix II: Online Resources Focused on the Nature and Treatment of PainBibliography; Index.
Series Title: Routledge series integrating science and culture.
Responsibility: by Ronald Schleifer.

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Pain is felt by everyone, yet understanding its nature is fragmented across myriad modes of thought. In this compact, yet thoroughly integrative account uniting medical science, psychology, and the humanities Ronald Schleifer offers a deep and complex understanding along with possible strategies of dealing with pain in its most overwhelming forms. A perfect addition to many courses in medicine, healthcare, counseling psychology, and social work.

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