Radomsky, Nellie A.

Lost Voices : Women, Chronic Pain, and Abuse - Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014. - 1 online resource (184 p.)

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Cover; Half Title ; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; About the Author; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Chronic Pain: The Reality of What Hurts; Chapter 1. Flying Bricks; Sharon''s Story; Chapter 2. Impasse and Silent Epidemic; Chapter 3. Medical Models; Biomedical Model; Biopsychosocial Model; Medical Models and the Patient with Pain; Chapter 4. Acute Pain and Chronic Pain; The Story of Acute Pain; Understanding Acute Pain; Thinking About Acute and Chronic Pain Simultaneously; Mechanisms of Pain; The Story of Chronic Pain Understanding Chronic PainTreatment of Chronic Pain; Chapter 5. Women and Elusive Pain; Another Perspective on Women and Chronic Pain; Chapter 6. Medical Culture; Chapter 7. The Association Between Chronic Pain and Abuse; Women, Research, and Abuse; Part II. Lost Voices: Women in the Doctor''s Office; Chapter 8. Anna O: A Voice from Medical "Herstory"; The Story of Bertha Pappenheim; Chapter 9. Jenny: My Baby; Jenny''s Story; Chapter 10. Elaine: The Two Picture Books; Elaine Johnsen''s Story; Other Voices; Chapter 11. Janet: Stop Talking; Janet''s Story; Chapter 12. Laura: Another Roadblock Laura''s StoryChapter 13. Ellen: Lost Voices Everywhere; Chapter 14. Mary: The Dilemma; Mary''s Story; Part III. The Healing Journey; Chapter 15. Healing and Chronic Pain: Practical Ideas; The Chronic Pain Dilemma; Chapter 16. Healing and Chronic Pain: Reflective Ideas; The Mystery-What Starts the Healing Journey?; The Mystery of Body Pain-Do I Need to Learn to Hear My Body?; The Mystery-Is the Flip Side of Pain Really Joy?; The Mystery of Pain and Women''s Spiritual Journey; Chapter 17. The Old Concrete Culvert; Index

In this illuminating book, Dr. Nellie Radomsky explores the complexity of chronic pain in women and evidence for its association with abuse--an issue largely unrecognized by medical practitioners. Modern medical training emphasizes diagnosis and cure, but chronic pain problems often have no identifiable organic cause, and the women who suffer are often not listened to in the doctor's office. Lost Voices: Women, Chronic Pain, and Abuse addresses how women, by gaining knowledge of the ways the medical culture--and the larger culture--have silenced them, may move into a healing process and learn to speak out. The author encourages women in pain to give voice to their buried experiences and shows them that speaking out about their experiences with abuse and chronic pain can be the first step on the road to healing. The author explores the lost voices of women in pain through stories based on her personal encounters with patients in her practice. These women and their case histories help illustrate the interactions of chronic pain and abuse and the complexity of the doctor-patient relationship. Among the many areas Dr. Radomsky examines are:how the medical culture has silenced womenchronic pain in women with a history of abusethe relationship of women's healing processes and the sense of finding and expressing "lost voices"the doctor-patient relationship and obstacles to healingthe limitation of medical models with respect to understanding complex chronic pain issueshow acute and chronic pain differ and how physicians and patients alike struggle with this understandingScientific but very readable, Lost Voices assists readers in the search for answers to complex pain problems. It is a hope-full resource for women struggling with chronic pain and personal abuse issues and an enlightening guide for physicians, therapists, and others working with these women. Professionals working in the area of chronic pain, readers involved in feminist issues, and academic physicians interested in medicine as culture will find Lost Voices a revealing book.

9781317764038 210.00 (NL),175.00 (3U)

Abused women -- Health and hygiene.
Abused women -- Mental health.
Chronic pain -- Psychological aspects.
Chronic pain.
Women -- Health and hygiene.

Electronic books.

RB127 .R33 2014

616.0472082 616/.0472/082