THE PROBLEM OF DEFINING PAIN

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Description: In summary we can say that all in all multidisciplinary approaches to pain pivot on the dualist axis of physiological and psychological assessment and treatment, but give physiological consideration first-order priority.8 This brief review of literature on pain shows that altogether the major trend today is to give physiological pain assessment and treatment first-order priority. Even the most capable expression of pain, namely tragic writing, reaches the point of exclaiming: "Terrible it is, beyond words' reach!"47 By defining pain as a disturbed mode of bodily perception bound to hurt, affliction or agony, I have proposed a non-reductive physical conception of pain that accounts for its perceptual, terminological, and epistemological complexity.
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