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Pain, Wound Care and Psychology: the Missing Link?

Upton, Dominic (2011) Pain, Wound Care and Psychology: the Missing Link? Wounds UK, 7 (2). pp. 119-122.

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Abstract

As evolutionary constructs go, pain is not one that often gets the recognition it deserves. Although pain is a useful experience in certain experiences, in others it can be demanding, excruciating, all-consuming, dulling and, in short, a real pain! Irrespective of the words used, the experience of pain is central for the patient with a wound (whether acute or chronic) and, as a consequence, should be for the healthcare professional. Pain itself is a complex phenomena and the multiplicity of adjectives used to describe it are only matched by the variables associated with the experience of pain.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: pain, wound care, psychology
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
Depositing User: Laura Scurlock-Evans
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2012 08:31
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 08:32
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/1380

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