The Story of Pain

The Story of Pain

as when in phantom the affective limb centres sensations. of the People brain can (in the register anterior pain cingulated without 'feeling' and insula it, as cortices) are affected but not the sensory centre of the brain (in the ...

Author: Joanna Bourke

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191003554

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Everyone knows what is feels like to be in pain. Scraped knees, toothaches, migraines, giving birth, cancer, heart attacks, and heartaches: pain permeates our entire lives. We also witness other people - loved ones - suffering, and we 'feel with' them. It is easy to assume this is the end of the story: 'pain-is-pain-is-pain', and that is all there is to say. But it is not. In fact, the way in which people respond to what they describe as 'painful' has changed considerably over time. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, for example, people believed that pain served a specific (and positive) function - it was a message from God or Nature; it would perfect the spirit. 'Suffer in this life and you wouldn't suffer in the next one'. Submission to pain was required. Nothing could be more removed from twentieth and twenty-first century understandings, where pain is regarded as an unremitting evil to be 'fought'. Focusing on the English-speaking world, this book tells the story of pain since the eighteenth century, addressing fundamental questions about the experience and nature of suffering over the last three centuries. How have those in pain interpreted their suffering - and how have these interpretations changed over time? How have people learnt to conduct themselves when suffering? How do friends and family react? And what about medical professionals: should they immerse themselves in the suffering person or is the best response a kind of professional detachment? As Joanna Bourke shows in this fascinating investigation, people have come up with many different answers to these questions over time. And a history of pain can tell us a great deal about how we might respond to our own suffering in the present - and, just as importantly, to the suffering of those around us.
Categories: Medical

My Story Pain Is a Private Matter

My Story  Pain Is a Private Matter

It was years later when I confronted my mother with the story of her illness as described by my father. ... It is my contention that psychological violence is much more painful and damaging than physical violence.

Author: Tony Valentine

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466984493

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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This life story will pique the interest of its readers with the breadth of knowledge, facts, and candid disclosure of life events that are articulated and illuminated in this writing. Readers will be compelled to read this book through to the end as each chapter leads the reader on a journey to the next. The book is filled with life lessons that can serve to encourage, motivate, and direct anyone who desires to admonish the voice of experience and wisdom in charting a course for his or her own life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Book of Pain and You of Course

Book of Pain and You of Course

That's crimson truth in letters dissolved in tea... Another lost youth while white trees agree... Their fulfilled duty, and all in vain... Is Painful Beauty of the Book of Pain... (Sophi) Yolo Girl Bills on White Tree With poetic grim, ...

Author: Mr Rain

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781387165797

Category: Fiction

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The Book of Pain /and YOU of Course! ^^/ is "Sandbox" literature, a story composed of poems and occasional narrators monologue that relies on YOU, as the ending along with a great portion of plot is affected by YOU (hence the name "/and YOU of Course! ^^"), your view of the world and your decisions. The book opens with an opening poem "Book of Pain" and continues by works about its characters, capturing their life stories, until the end of the main conflict between Sean and Annie. Considering the nature of the story and the way it is made, the book is mainly for people who like rather interactive story full of symbols, mysteries and secrets, people who want to think twice about what they read and find something new every time they read it, and people suffering depression as the Grey World of this book might help them to, at least for a moment, forget about their own Grey World. PS:i distrust this pages Epub converter, if you have any problems with the book, write me an email at "[email protected]"
Categories: Fiction

Purposeful Pain

Purposeful Pain

Indeed, it is a subject of our oldest recorded epic about the exploits of Gilgamesh, recognizing both the physical and emotional pain of the story's protagonist (Abusch 2001). Jewish authors detailed the pain of Job's tests of faith ...

Author: Susan Guise Sheridan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030321819

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

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Pain is an evolutionary and adaptive mechanism to prevent harm to an individual. Beyond this, how it is defined, expressed, and borne is dictated culturally. Thus, the study of pain requires a holistic approach crossing cultures, disciplines, and time. This volume explores how and why pain-inducing behaviors are selected, including their potential to demonstrate individuality, navigate social hierarchies, and express commitment to an ideal. It also explores how power dynamics affect individual choice, at times requiring self-induced suffering. Taking bioanthropological and bioarchaeological approaches, this volume focuses on those who purposefully seek pain to show that, while often viewed as “exotic,” the pervasiveness of pain-inducing practices is more normative than expected. Theory and practice are employed to re-conceptualize pain as a strategic path towards achieving broader individual and societal goals. Past and present motivations for self-inflicted pain, its socio-political repercussions, and the physical manifestations of repetitive or long-term pain inducing behaviors are examined. Chapters span geographic and temporal boundaries and a wide variety of activities to illustrate how purposeful pain is used by individuals for personal expression and manipulated by political powers to maintain the status quo. This volume reveals how bioarchaeology illuminates paleopathology, how social theory enhances bioarchaeology, and how ethnography benefits from a longer temporal perspective.
Categories: Social Science

Central Pain Syndrome

Central Pain Syndrome

... crank – until the idea succeeds” (Mark Twain) The story of this book goes back 15 enthusiastic years. At the end of 1991, S.C., at the time 26, was asked by C. A. Pagni, one of the past mavens of the field, to take up central pain.

Author: Sergio Canavero

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107378544

Category: Medical

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A fully updated new edition of this definitive, unrivalled, no-nonsense textbook, Central Pain Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management provides new treatment guidelines that aid the reader in effective management. • Encyclopedic coverage of all drug and surgical therapies, including the hot field of non-invasive and invasive cortical stimulation • 26 totally rewritten chapters include expanded sections on deep brain, spinal and other forms of stimulation, and a chapter on the efficacy of alternative and complementary medicine • Critical analysis of all current competing theories, including an expanded account of the leading dynamic reverberation theory which now incorporates a cortical attractor-based model • Clear-cut indications on drug usage, with black boxes for ineffective or dangerous drugs A classic textbook widely hailed on patients' websites, this is key reading for medical specialists and trainees in pain management, neurology, neurosurgery and anesthesiology, as well as for patients
Categories: Medical

Moral Issues in Global Perspective Volume 2 Human Diversity and Equality Second Edition

Moral Issues in Global Perspective   Volume 2  Human Diversity and Equality   Second Edition

to the moral pain of another will not be so that others can see how one has been affected by the other person's pain. Thus, to be authorized to bear witness for another is to have won her confidence that one will tell her story with a ...

Author: Christine Koggel

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551117485

Category: Philosophy

Page: 412

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Now available in three thematic volumes, the second edition of Moral Issues in Global Perspective is a collection of the newest and best articles on current moral issues by moral and political theorists from around the globe. Each volume seeks to challenge the standard approaches to morality and moral issues shaped by Western liberal theory and to extend the inquiry beyond the context of North America. Covering a broad range of issues and arguments, this collection includes critiques of traditional liberal accounts of rights, justice, and moral values, while raising questions about the treatment of disadvantaged groups within and across societies affected by globalization. Providing new perspectives on issues such as war and terrorism, reproduction, euthanasia, censorship, and the environment, each volume of Moral Issues in Global Perspective incorporates work by race, class, feminist, and disability theorists. Human Diversity and Equality, the second of the three volumes, examines issues of equality and difference and the effects, within and across borders, of kinds of discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, class, and sexual orientation. Nine essays are new, four of which were written especially for this volume. Moral Issues in Global Perspective is available in three separate volumes—Moral and Political Theory, Human Diversity and Equality, and Moral Issues.
Categories: Philosophy

Piece by piece

Piece by piece

Author: Kate Novella

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1315749111

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Critical Clinical Social Work Counterstorying for Social Justice

Critical Clinical Social Work  Counterstorying for Social Justice

629) describes the location of an illness story listener: You are not feeling what the patient feels—it is not that sense of empathy. ... The sufferers' stories challenge dominant discourses within chronic pain theory and treatment.

Author: Catrina Brown

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9781773381695

Category: Social Science

Page: 442

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This edited collection offers an original critical clinical approach to social work practice, written by social work educators from the School of Social Work at Dalhousie University and their collaborators. It provides a Canadian perspective on the diverse issues social workers encounter in the field, highlighting the practical application of feminist, narrative, anti-racist, and postcolonial frameworks. With the aim of producing counterstories that participate in social resistance, this volume focuses on integrating critical theory with direct clinical practice. Through the use of case studies, the contributors tackle a range of substantive issues including ethics, working with complex trauma, men’s use of violence, substance use among women and girls, Indigenous social work praxis, critical child welfare approaches, counterstorying experiences of (dis)Ability, and animal-informed social work practice.
Categories: Social Science

Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal

One is the simple actuality of the sensation, feeling, or pain, and the other is our story of fear that surrounds it. Letting go of the story, we are increasingly able to connect with the simple truth of the pain.

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Page: 140

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
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The End of the Story

The End of the Story

Little by little, as though the pages Ihad turned were forming a shield between meandmy pain, oras though the four edges of each page becamethefour walls of a safe room,a resting place for me within the story, Ibegan to stay inside it ...

Author: Lydia Davis

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466869257

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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The End of the Story is an energetic, candid, and funny novel about an enduring obsession and a woman's attempt to control it by the telling of the story of it. With ruthless honesty, artful analysis, and crystalline depictions of human and natural landscapes, Lydia Davis's novel offers a compelling illumination of the dilemmas of loss and the process of remembering.
Categories: Fiction