Chapter 5. Chronic Pain: Cultural Sensitivity to Pain

  1. Sussie Eshun BA, MA, PhD psychologist Professor teacher researcher member1 and
  2. Dr Regan A. R. Gurung BA, PhD Chair Professor Research fellow2
  1. Jyh-Hann Chang PhD, ABPP Clinical Psychologist Assistant Professor Rehabilitation Psychologist

Published Online: 5 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch5

Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

How to Cite

Chang, J.-H. (2009) Chronic Pain: Cultural Sensitivity to Pain, in Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice (eds S. Eshun and R. A. R. Gurung), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, USA

Author Information

  1. East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169837

Online ISBN: 9781444305807

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Keywords:

  • chronic pain and cultural sensitivity to pain;
  • describing complexity of pain;
  • central-neuropathic, musculoskeletal-mechanical, and behavioral-psychological categories;
  • cultural influences on pain and cultural meaning of pain;
  • assessment of pain;
  • measures of pain and McGill pain questionnaire (MPQ);
  • culture and language of pain;
  • pain symptoms - associated with disorders and diseases;
  • pain treatments;
  • models for culturally sensitive treatment of pain

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Schemas Used to Describe the Complexity of Pain

  • Measures of Pain

  • Culture and the Language of Pain

  • Diagnosis of Pain

  • Pain Treatments

  • Models for Culturally Sensitive Treatment of Pain

  • Conclusions

  • References