Episode Author: Owen Hughes

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this episode you will:

* be able to describe some different elements of people’s pain experience
* be able to discuss what is meant by the biopsychosocial model

Episode Overview: This episode gives a very basic introduction to the current ways of thinking about pain and introduces the biopsychosocial model of management.

References:

Butler DS. Explain Pain. Noigroup: Sydney; 2003.
Melzack R, Wall PD. Handbook of pain management : a clinical companion to Wall and Melzack's textbook of pain. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone; 2003.
Wall PD. Pain: The science of suffering. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson; 1999.

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