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Introduction to Pain Management, Historical Perspectives, and Careers in Pain Management

  • Erica Bial
  • Doris K. Cope
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Abstract

The importance of recognizing, assessing, understanding, and treating pain is central to the role of any caregiver. When a patient presents to the physician, he rarely comes labeled with a given diagnosis; rather, he more often has a chief “complaint” that he suffers in some manner. To the patient, the symptom, not the pathology or disease, is the affliction. As such, it is imperative that we respect and understand that pain and suffering are the often primary reasons that patients seek medical care for.

Keywords

Pattern Theory Ancient Egyptian Unexplained Pain Gate Control Theory Liver Fire 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erica Bial
    • 1
  • Doris K. Cope
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Population MedicineHavard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Pittsburg School of MedicinePittsburgUSA

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