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The Resource Pain : dynamics and complexities, by Daniel M. Doleys

Pain : dynamics and complexities, by Daniel M. Doleys

Label
Pain : dynamics and complexities
Title
Pain
Title remainder
dynamics and complexities
Statement of responsibility
by Daniel M. Doleys
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Despite the proliferation of pain clinics and various pain-oriented therapies, there is an absence of data supporting any substantial change in the statistics regarding the incidence, development and persistence of pain. As renowned pain clinician and scientist Daniel M. Doleys argues, there may be a need for a fundamental shift in the way we view pain. In this thoughtful work, Doleys presents the evolving concept and complex nature of pain with the intention of promoting a broadening of the existing paradigm within which pain is viewed and understood. Combining neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy of science, this book reviews the history of pain and outlines the current concepts and theories regarding the mechanisms involved in the experience of pain. Experimental and clinical research in a broad array of areas including neonatal pain, empathy and pain, psychogenic pain, and genetics and pain is summarized. The notion of pain as a disease process rather than a symptom is highlighted. Although there is a continued interest in activation of the peripheral nociceptive system as a determining factor in the experience of pain, thegrowing appreciation for the brain as the intimate "pain generator" is emphasized. The definition of consciousness and conscious awareness and a theory as to how it relates to nociceptive processing is discussed. Finally, the author describes the potential benefit of incorporating some of the concepts from systems and quantum theory into our thinking about pain. The area of pain research and treatment seems on the precipice of change. This work intends to provide a glimpse of what these changes might be in the context of where pain research and therapy has come from, where it currently is, and where it might be headed
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doleys, Daniel M., e author
Dewey number
616/.0472
Index
index present
LC call number
RB127
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WL 704
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Chronic pain
Label
Pain : dynamics and complexities, by Daniel M. Doleys
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History of pain -- Pain mechanisms and types -- Pain and the brain -- Pain processing : some theories -- The complexities of measuring pain -- Psychogenic pain : is it a useful concept? -- Pain as a disease -- Pain in neonates and infants -- Pain and religion -- Empathy and pain -- Genetics and pain -- Pain and consciousness -- Pain : present and future considerations
Control code
870588552
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (306 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199331550
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870588552
Label
Pain : dynamics and complexities, by Daniel M. Doleys
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History of pain -- Pain mechanisms and types -- Pain and the brain -- Pain processing : some theories -- The complexities of measuring pain -- Psychogenic pain : is it a useful concept? -- Pain as a disease -- Pain in neonates and infants -- Pain and religion -- Empathy and pain -- Genetics and pain -- Pain and consciousness -- Pain : present and future considerations
Control code
870588552
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (306 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199331550
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870588552

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