This module will focus on issues of acute and chronic pain from conventional and complementary/alternative perspectives. This may include identifying and critically analysing aspects of anatomy, physiology, psychology, communication theory, or pharmacology that underpin current practice and the development of an integrated approach to understanding the pain experience.
Theories and methods of pain assessment will be discussed. There will be an opportunity to explore some of the different intervention strategies.
The overall aim of the module is to facilitate the participants’ understanding of this important area. It will allow them to explore their own views, beliefs and experiences of pain and also discuss current themes so that they may have a better understanding of clients / patients who experience pain in its broadest sense.