Pain: A Sociological Introduction
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Individual stories that will resonate with those who experience pain are included in this book, a refreshing and easy read that tackles a wide topic in an informative way.
Elaine Denny approaches the complex subject of pain through a sociological lens, which makes this text stand out from those that take either a biological or psychological perspective.
The overall aim of the text is to enable healthcare professionals to develop an understanding of the vast field of pain. The book is an exploration of the various facets of pain and focuses on the implications for clinical practice and policy.
It provides a review of the sociological work on individuals experiencing pain, the perspectives of those who care for them and the consequences of marginalisation. Research on the emotional aspects of pain, the differing interpretations of doctors and their patients, and...