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Doody's Notes

Doody’s Notes gives our book a Numerical Score of 97 /100 and Five Stars!
Below are listed excerpts of this glowing review.

“This book is the first of its kind.  Everyone realizes the importance of the psychosocial aspect of pain; indeed it is the subject of many papers. This book goes one step further and traces the roots of this aspect to its origin, the patient's culture and ethnicity, and provides hope that better understanding will lead to better evaluation and better pain control. This is a must read, not only for physicians, but also for nurses, psychologists, and social workers.”

Tariq M. Malik, M.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
June 4, 2013


"The audience is the whole medical community. There is no specialty that is not involved in treating patients in pain. Pain is not only the most common presenting symptom, it is also the symptom most commonly used to train medical students. This makes it everyone's business to understand pain. The book is authored by physicians from all over the world who are not only very experienced, but also have personal knowledge of the issue."


"Part one of the book's seven parts provides insight into the effect of different cultures on pain perception, providing examples. The next part provides data on the role of culture on pain assessment, covering the disparities and inequalities in pain management patients face because of their background. Part four discusses the effect of culture on pain management using labor pain and cancer pain as examples and highlighting the effect of age and gender on the intensity of pain response. It also covers role of genetic variation among different ethnicities in causing varied responses to different medications. In the final two sections, the book lays a foundation for a pathway to pain management in the future, i.e., integrative, multidisciplinary, personalized pain management for everyone.

The book presents both original data and cases to emphasize the message. All important areas and cultures of the world are represented. Chapters are brief and cover one topic. Every chapter starts with bulleted key points and an overview or introduction to the problem, continues with hard data, and concludes with a discussion of the take home message and future trends. The book is full of useful and practical information. "






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