Breaking the pain barrier

By Margo White In Health

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21st February, 2013
A new pain treatment programme introduced this year at the University of Auckland’s School of Medicine will, for the first time, teach medical undergraduates about pain treatment from a multidisciplinary perspective. Rather than being only made up of doctors, the teaching team will include nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists. The programme reflects the growing understanding that pain is a complex experience involving the physiological, neurological and emotional systems, which any treatment needs to take into account. “Now we understand the nervous system ...

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