Culture, Brain, and Analgesia: Understanding and Managing Pain in Diverse Populations

Hardcover | January 12, 2013

byMario Incayawar, Knox H. Todd

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In this book, the authors have placed culture in the forefront of their approach to study pain in an integrative manner. Culture should not be considered solely for knowing more about patients' values, beliefs, and practices. It should be studied with the purpose of unveiling its effects uponbiological systems and the pain neuromatrix.The book discusses how a multidisciplinary and integrative approach to pain and analgesia should be considered. Some familiarity with the cultural background of patients and awareness of the provider's own cultural characteristics will allow the pain practitioner to better understand patients'values, attitudes and preferences. Knowledge of patients' cultural practices will allow determining the impact of culture on biological processes, including the origin and development of pain-related disease, and the patients' response to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. Acknowledging the interactions of molecules, genes and culture could yield a more appropriate and effective personalized pain medicine. Furthermore, this approach has the potential to transform the way pain medicine is taught to young students and future pain professionals, and in so doing meet theneed of trained clinicians who are versed in multiple disciplines and are able to use an integrative approach to diagnose and treat pain. A personalized medicine will have non-negligible positive effects in improving doctor patient relationships, patient satisfaction, adherence to treatment plans,and health outcomes and inequities.It is hoped that the material in this volume will appeal to a broad cross-section of health practitioners, students and academicians, including pain medicine specialists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health, community and public health workers, health policy makers, andhealth administrators.

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In this book, the authors have placed culture in the forefront of their approach to study pain in an integrative manner. Culture should not be considered solely for knowing more about patients' values, beliefs, and practices. It should be studied with the purpose of unveiling its effects uponbiological systems and the pain neuromatrix....

Professor Mario Incayawar is a Quichua physician-scientist and educator interested in social neuroscience of pain and analgesia and cultural psychiatry. He is the recipient of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship 2006. He has published extensively in English, French and Spanish. Dr. Todd received his medical degree from th...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:January 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199768875

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Armando Favazza: ForewordMario Incayawar and Knox H. Todd: PrefaceContributors1. Knox H. Todd and Mario Incayawar: Relevance of Pain and Analgesia in Multicultural SocietiesCultural Modulation of Pain Experiences2. Lise Bouchard: A Linguistic Approach for Understanding Pain in the Medical Encounter3. Antonella Pollo, Elisa Carlino and Fabrizio Benedetti: Culture, Placebo and Analgesia: Clinical and Ethical Considerations4. Huda Abu-Saad Huijer: Pain in Children Across Cultures5. Judy F. Pugh: Pain in Indian Culture: Conceptual and Clinical Perspectives6. Evelyn Ruiz Calvillo: Insights on the Pain Experience in Mexican Americans7. Mario Incayawar and Sioui Maldonado-Bouchard: We Feel Pain Too: Asserting the Pain Experience of the Quichua People8. He Hong-Gu and Katri Vehvilainen-Julkunen: Allying With Chinese Parents for Enhanced Control of Pediatric Postoperative Pain9. Susan Sharp and Cheryl Koopman: Understanding Anglo-Americans' Culture, Pain and SufferingCulture and Pain Assessment10. Hesook Suzie Kim, Donna Schwartz-Barcott and Inger Magrethe Holter: Cross-Cultural use and Validity of Pain Scales and Questionnaires - Norwegian Case Study11. Raymond Tait: The Clinical Encounter: Implications for Pain Management Disparities12. Rod Moore: Social Contexts of Pain: Patients, Dentists and EthnicityDisparities and Inequities in Pain Management13. Fatima Rodriguez and Alexander R. Green: Implicit and Explicit Racial and Ethnic Bias Among Physicians14. Knox H. Todd and Mark J. Pletcher: Ethnic Disparities in Emergency Department Pain Management15. Salimah H. Meghani and Oren K. Isacoff: Patient-Provider Ethnic Concordance in Pain Control: Negotiating the Intangible Barrier16. Bernardo Ng: The Effect of Ethnicity on Prescriptions for Patient-Controlled Analgesia for Post-Operative Pain17. Joseph Telfair and Lori Crosby: Disparities in Health Care and Pain Management for Americans with Sickle Cell Disease18. Laura P. Gelfman and R. Sean Morrison: Unavailability of Pain Medicines in Minority Neighborhoods and Developing CountriesCross-Cultural Management of Pain19. Karen O. Anderson: Disparites in Treatment of Cancer Pain in Ethnic Minority Patients20. Lynn Clark Callister: The Pain of Childbirth: Management Among Culturally Diverse Women21. Burel R. Goodin, Kimberly Sibille and Roger B. Fillingim: Gender and Ethnic Differences in Responses to Pain and its Treatment22. Lara Dhingra, Graciete Lo, Victor Chang and John Tsoi: Pain Management Among Chinese Cancer Patients23. Cielito Reyes-Gibby and Guadalupe R. Palos: Pain and Aging: Managing Pain in an Ethnically Diverse Population24. Carmen R. Green and Mythili Prabhu: Older African-Americans: Managing Pain Among the Underserved and Most Vulnerable PopulationsPharmacogenomics and Analgesic Drugs25. Nancy Merner , Patrick A. Dion, Anna Szuto and Guy A. Rouleau: Insensitivity to Pain: Lessons From Recent Genetics Advances26. Anna Lee, Simon KC Chan and Tony Gin: Opioid Requirements and Responses in Asians27. Keh-Ming Lin: Ethnicity and Psychopharmacotherapy in PainContextual Issues in Pain Medicine28. Stephen Dahmer, Raymond Teets, and Emilie Scott: Integrative Medicine Approach to Chronic Pain29. Mohammadreza Hojat and Mitchell J.M. Cohe: Physician's Perception of Pain as Related to Empathy, Sympathy and the Mirror-Neuron System30. Gurvinder Kalra, Susham Gupta and Dinesh Bhugra: Pain, Culture and Pathways to CareThe Future of Analgesia in Diverse Populations31. Mario Incayawar and Knox H. Todd: Culture, Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Analgesia