17 March 2017
Critical review of the definition of pain based on the IASP
- What is the etymology of the word ‘pain’?
- How is pain viewed in other languages & cultures? (punishment vs ‘hurting’)
- How do you define ‘suffering? (pain vs suffering)
- Do animals experience pain?
Types of pain
5. Classify the different types of pain. (aetiology, pathology, mechanisms, systems, timing)
6. Define: nociception, allodynia, hyperalgesia, hyperpathia, phantom-pain, referred-pain.
7. What is mean by the term ‘wind-up’?
8. Devise a table comparing acute vs chronic pain.
9. Devise a table comparing somatic vs visceral pain.
Suggested tasks and resources:
-Check FPM (and ‘foundations’) curriculum for related topics and definitions.
-Check past examination questions.
See Churack Chair website for information & pdfs:
-What is pain?
-Pain concepts and definitions.
-Types of pain.