Pain Medicine special issue

Sculpture by Fabio Viale

Pain Medicine Special Issue: ‘Meaning in the Context of Pain’ (2020)

Traditionally, scientific research has had much to say about the physical nature of pain but much less about pain experience. It seems that a limitation in the ability of clinicians to treat pain or pain-related suffering is an incomplete appreciation of ‘pain experience’.

This special issue in Pain Medicine focuses on a pivotal aspect of this problem: how to understand the meaning of pain both for the patient and for the observing clinician.

Guest Editors
Dr Simon van Rysewyk (University of Tasmania)
Miss Melanie Galbraith (Life Ready Biosymm)
Dr John Quintner (Arthritis and Osteoporosis Western Australia)
Prof Milton Cohen (St Vincent’s Clinical School, University of New South Wales Medicine)