Signifying Pain

Signifying Pain will be of interest not only to teachers of creative and therapeutic writing, but also to those with a critical interest in autobiographical or confessional writing more generally.

Author: Judith Harris

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791487068

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Explores the therapeutic uses and effects of writing in a post-Freudian age.

Social and Interpersonal Dynamics in Pain

An illustrative example of how and why we might express pain can be found at football (or soccer) matches. ... The main focus is on nonverbal forms of pain expressions which have been shown to be most powerful in signifying pain to ...

Author: Tine Vervoort

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319783406

Category: Psychology

Page: 532

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This groundbreaking analysis moves our knowledge of pain and its effects from the biomedical model to one accounting for its complex psychosocial dimensions. Starting with its facial and physical display, pain is shown in its manifold social contexts—in the lifespan, in a family unit, expressed by a member of a gender and/or race—and as observed by others. These observations by caregivers and family are shown as vital to the social dynamic of pain—as observers react to sufferers’ pain, and as these reactions affect those suffering. The book’s findings should enhance practitioners’ understanding of pain to develop more effective individualized treatments for clients’ pain experience, and inspire researchers as well. Among the topics covered: Why do we care? Evolutionary mechanisms in the social dimension of pain. When, how, and why do we express pain? On the overlap between physical and social pain. Facing others in pain: why context matters. Caregiving impact upon sufferers’ cognitive functioning. Targeting individual and interpersonal processes in therapeutic interventions for chronic pain. Social and Interpersonal Dynamics in Pain will be a valuable resource for clinicians who deal in pain practice and management, as well as for students and researchers interested in the social, interpersonal, and emotional variables that contribute to pain, the processes with which pain is associated, and the psychology of pain in general.

What the Face Reveals

ing the instant identified by these 3 participants as signifying the most severe discomfort (segments 3, 4, and 5). ... and experimenter) very often demonstrated concordance with the patient as to which event best signified pain.

Author: Paul Ekman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199792720

Category: Psychology

Page: 672

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While we have known for centuries that facial expressions can reveal what people are thinking and feeling, it is only recently that the face has been studied scientifically for what it can tell us about internal states, social behavior, and psychopathology. Today's widely available, sophisticated measuring systems have allowed us to conduct a wealth of new research on facial behavior that has contributed enormously to our understanding of the relationship between facial expression and human psychology. The chapters in this volume present the state-of-the-art in this research. They address key topics and questions, such as the dynamic and morphological differences between voluntary and involuntary expressions, the relationship between what people show on their faces and what they say they feel, whether it is possible to use facial behavior to draw distinctions among psychiatric populations, and how far research on automating facial measurement has progressed. The book also includes follow-up commentary on all of the original research presented and a concluding integration and critique of all the contributions made by Paul Ekman. As an essential reference for all those working in the area of facial analysis and expression, this volume will be indispensable for a wide range of professionals and students in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and behavioral medicine.

Pain Management in Veterinary Practice

228 Section 4/Management of Pain in Veterinary Species 22/Recognition and Assessment of Chronic Pain in Dogs 229 230 ... Observational Scales The observational pain VAS is a 10 cm (100 mm) line with the left endpoint (0) signifying “no ...

Author: Christine M. Egger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780813812243

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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Pain Management in Veterinary Practice provides veterinary practitioners with the information needed to recognize and manage pain in a wide range of large, small, and exotic animal species. Encompassing acute, adaptive, and chronic, maladaptive pain, the book provides an up-to-date review of the physiology and pathophysiology of pain. Pain Management in Veterinary Practice offers specific strategies for addressing pain in animals, including local and regional analgesia, continuous rate infusions, and novel methods of analgesic drug delivery. With comprehensive information on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics of analgesic drugs, the book goes beyond pharmaceutical options to incorporate scientific information on techniques for complementary treatment, including physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic techniques, and nutritional strategies. Pain Management in Veterinary Practice is a valuable resource for developing pain management protocols in the veterinary clinic.

A Dictionary of English Etymology

It passes on to signify the cause of the groaning in as . ace , æce , E. ache , pain , suffering , and in Gr . öxos , pain ... however , has more generally been used in the construction of words signifying pain , grief , misery .

Author: Hensleigh Wedgwood


ISBN: HARVARD:32044105427462

Category: English language

Page: 747

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On the Diseases of Females Third edition revised and enlarged

There is a painful affection of the breasts , called neuralgia , which is sometimes very distressing , and which it is ... It has its seat chiefly or wholly in the nerves of the part , the technical term neuralgia signifying pain in a ...

Author: Thomas John GRAHAM (M.D.)


ISBN: BL:A0020652367



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Psychosocial Approaches to Peace Building in Colombia

... interviewed they forcibly expressed that in fact the spaces of psychosocial accompaniment provided them with the possibility of sharing life experiences, reconstructing the meaning of traumatic experiences, and re-signifying pain.

Author: Stella Sacipa-Rodriguez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783319045498

Category: Psychology

Page: 155

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This edited volume summarizes the work of a research group, called Social Bonds and Cultures of Peace that accompanies and supports victims of socio-political violence in Columbia. The individual chapters focus on the ongoing violence in the Colombian context, a complex and dynamic area in which various groups (drug traffickers, national armed forces, guerrilla fighters, self-defence groups) have been engaged in organized violence for more than 60 years. Emphasis is placed on the psychological consequences of violence and various forms of psychosocial support that psychologists have been providing to the victims of violence. Central to their work is the notion of "accompanying" those who have been victims of violence, listening to them, engaging them in dialogue and working together to strengthen the resources of victims. The recovery of individual and collective memories of atrocities is discussed as an important avenue for healing and for the empowerment of individuals and groups. The solidarity among victims creates opportunities at the grassroots level to pursue truth, reveal perpetrators of violence, seek public acknowledgment and attain social justice. For perpetrators of violence and members of armed groups, the book addresses a host of psychosocial issues related to disarming, demobilizing and reintegrating former combatants, including children, into society. Throughout the book, in the spirit of peace psychology, the researchers are engaged in a form of praxis that is cognizant of the wider geohistorical context within which victims and perpetrators are embedded and the dialectical relationship between micro and macro-level events and change. Researchers in Latin American studies, peace psychology, social justice and transitional justice, will find this volume to be an excellent resource.


Thus , observers ( the physiotherapist and experimenter ) very often demonstrated concordance with the patient as to which event best signified pain . We also assessed whether there were differences in the facial activity associated ...



ISBN: NWU:35558002515449

Category: Pain


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Signifying without Specifying

Would such a name negate the pain? ... Instead, to return to the protagonist's earlier reflections on “true names,” his pain represents “that which escapes” (183). In the space between signifier and signified lies this unrelenting hurt.

Author: Stephanie Li

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813552101

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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On the campaign trail, Barack Obama faced a difficult task—rallying African American voters while resisting his opponents’ attempts to frame him as “too black” to govern the nation as a whole. Obama’s solution was to employ what Toni Morrison calls “race-specific, race-free language,” avoiding open discussions of racial issues while using terms and references that carried a specific cultural resonance for African American voters. Stephanie Li argues that American politicians and writers are using a new kind of language to speak about race. Challenging the notion that we have moved into a “post-racial” era, she suggests that we are in an uneasy moment where American public discourse demands that race be seen, but not heard. Analyzing contemporary political speech with nuanced readings of works by such authors as Toni Morrison, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Colson Whitehead, Li investigates how Americans of color have negotiated these tensions, inventing new ways to signal racial affiliations without violating taboos against open discussions of race.

On the Diseases of Females

There is a painful affection of the breasts , called neuralgia , which is sometimes very distressing , and which it is ... It has its seat chiefly or wholly in the nerves of the part , the technical term neuralgia signifying pain in a ...

Author: Thomas John Graham


ISBN: UCSF:31378008332705

Category: Gynecology

Page: 303

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On the Diseases of Females Containing also an appendix of the proper principles of the treatment of epilepsy an account of the symptoms and treatment of diseases of the heart and a medical glossary Second edition revised and enlarged

There is a painful affection of the breasts , called neuralgia , which is sometimes very distressing , and which ... Is has its seat chiefly or wholly in the nerves of the part , the technical term neuralgia signifying pain in a nerve .

Author: Thomas John GRAHAM (M.D.)


ISBN: BL:A0022425494


Page: 291

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DeVita Hellman and Rosenberg s Cancer

These are often a 10 - cm line anchored on either end by two points , signifying no pain and worst possible pain . The patient is asked to mark the intensity of the pain on the line . Numeric scales are also commonly used , and patients ...

Author: Vincent T. DeVita

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781772079

Category: Medical

Page: 3151

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Presenting comprehensive, cutting-edge information on the science of oncology and the multimodality treatment of every cancer type, this eighth edition--now in full color--contains more than 40 brand-new chapters, and more than 70 chapters have been rewritten by new contributing authors.

The Handbook of Chronic Pain

The Time Course and the Duration of The Pain The time course of the pain may reveal a pattern of occurrence that will ... Acute versus a long standing pain condition : New onset of acute pain is always of unknown cause , signifying that ...

Author: Shulamith Kreitler

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1600210449

Category: Medical

Page: 600

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The objective of this book is to promote and enable closer co-operation between different health professionals in treating pain, by introducing psychosocially oriented team members to the medical aspects of pain, and medically oriented team members to the psychosocial aspects. The structure of the book completely mirrors this objective. The book has nine parts, arranged according to a balanced plan. Parts I and II deal with theoretical (basic science) approaches to pain, whereby Part I focuses on the medical approaches and Part II on the psychosocial ones. Part III is devoted to pain evaluation and assessment, whereby chapter 9 deals with the medical aspects, chapter 10 with the psychophysiological and psychiatric aspects, and chapter 11 with the psychological psychometric approach, describing different commonly used questionnaires for assessing various aspects of pain. Parts IV to Part VII are devoted to treatment of pain. Part IV focuses on medical treatments, Part V on psychological treatments, Part VI on palliative approaches, and Part VII on complementary approaches (mainly those supported by enough research and evidence). Part VIII focuses on particular pain syndromes, those that are most frequent in the practice of pain, emphasising both medical and psychological aspects in each chapter. Finally, Part IX deals with the practice of treating pain -- in chapter 29 with the facilities and pain centres, namely, the locations where the integration of the described approaches to pain is expected to take place, and in chapter 30 with the problems of the health professional that treats pain.

The Apocalypse Explained According to the Spiritual Sense

43 ) ; and in Moses : “ The people heard , the pain of travailing women seized the inhabitants of Philistea ” ( Exod . xv . 14 ) . By the pains of travailing women , in these passages , are signified similar things as above .

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg


ISBN: NYPL:33433070795905

Category: Bible


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Disability Studies and the Classical Body

... a reasonable amount of personal investment from the two principal parties involved in the process of deciphering and signifying pain (i.e. the patient and the physician), and, above all, a highly functional, open, bidirectional line ...

Author: Ellen Adams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000381382

Category: History

Page: 294

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By triangulating the Greco-Roman world, classical reception, and disability studies, this book presents a range of approaches that reassess and reimagine traditional themes, from the narrative voice to sensory studies. It argues that disability and disabled people are the ‘forgotten other’ of not just Classics, but also the Humanities more widely. Beyond the moral merits of rectifying this neglect, this book also provides a series of approaches and case studies that demonstrate the intellectual value of engaging with disability studies as classicists and exploring the classical legacy in the medical humanities. The book is presented in four parts: ‘Communicating and controlling impairment, illness and pain’; ‘Using, creating and showcasing disability supports and services’; ‘Real bodies and retrieving senses: disability in the ritual record’; and ‘Classical reception as the gateway between Classics and disability studies’. Chapters by scholars from different academic backgrounds are carefully paired in these sections in order to draw out further contrasts and nuances and produce a sum that is more than the parts. The volume also explores how the ancient world and its reception have influenced medical and disability literature, and how engagements with disabled people might lead to reinterpretations of familiar case studies, such as the Parthenon. This book is primarily intended for classicists interested in disabled people in the Greco-Roman past and in how modern disability studies may offer insights into and reinterpretations of historic case studies. It will also be of interest to those working in medical humanities, sensory studies, and museum studies, and those exploring the wider tension between representation and reality in ancient contexts. As such, it will appeal to people in the wider Humanities who, notwithstanding any interest in how disabled people are represented in literature, art, and cinema, have had less engagement with disability studies and the lived experience of people with impairments.

Lectures on Clinical Medicine

in Latin , and which has the disadvantage of signifying pain in the foot , and consequently of only describing a part of the condition which it designates , and therefore requiring the complementary terms " chiragra ” ( chiragre ) ...

Author: Armand Trousseau



Category: Clinical medicine


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