M5 Discussion – The Ins and Outs of Pain
This discussion as 3 parts:
Why do we feel pain? What purpose does it serve? How does the nervous system register pain? Please discuss these points in detail and use examples.
How is pain treated? Please discuss at least 3 methods in which pain can be treated. Of the ones you select, please be sure to identify at least one alternative approach to treating pain.
What is mind-body medicine? Please explain and use examples.
Brannon & Updegraff
Chapter 7- Understanding and Managing Pain
Chapter 8- Considering Alternative Approaches
McGill University. (Oct. 2010). Ronald Melzack: Pain Pioneer. (10:26)
Barnett, J. E., & Shale, A. J. (2012). The integration of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into the practice of psychology: A vision for the future. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43(6), 576-585.
Alternative versus Western Medicine. (03:26)
Please view this short video, and then visit Films on Demand and search for at least one other video on “alternative medicine.”
Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Health and Wellness: Illness Among Americans. Ed. Barbara Wexler. 2006 ed. Detroit: Gale, 2007. 177-192. Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Melzack, R. (1987). Short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire. Pain, 30(2), p. 191-197. [Questionnaire is found on p. 193.]