Cultural influences on pain
Peacock, S. and Patel, Shilpa. (2008) Cultural influences on pain. British Journal of Pain, Vol.1 (No.2). pp. 6-9. ISSN 2049-4637Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/204946370800100203
The relationship between pain and ethnicity is shaped by experience, learning and culture. • Mistaken beliefs about the nature of pain and disability, resistance to treatment seeking, reluctance to comply with treatment and failure to accept responsibility of the treatment outcome are not culturally or sub-culturally specific obstacles to pain management. • A cultural group's expectations and acceptance of pain as a normal part of life will determine whether pain is seen as a clinical problem that requires a clinical solution. • The reviewed literature shows disparities in pain treatment based on ethnic background. • Multidisciplinary research needs to investigate the models of pain and treatment in different cultural groups to allow us to understand how pain is presented and how beliefs and expectations about treatment can be married with practical solutions and effective evidence-based pain management.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Pain|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 6-9|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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