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dc.contributor.authorParkinson, Martin
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-10T06:48:19Z
dc.date.available2019-10-10T06:48:19Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.citationParkinson, M., 2015. Pain: understanding the biopsychosocial model and the paramedic’s role within the multi-disciplinary team. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 7 (5), 250-255.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1759-1376
dc.identifier.issn2041-9457
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/jpar.2015.7.5.250
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12417/301
dc.description.abstractAbstract published with permission. Pain, and its consequent management, is a major factor in today’s ambulance service, with up to 50% of patients reporting pain among their symptoms when contacting the emergency service. This article explores the role of the paramedic within the multi-disciplinary team and asks the question: ‘What is the appropriate treatment?’ A study of the biopsychosocial model shows that modern clinicians who focus solely on the biomedical model are under-treating the patient’s pain by ignoring the psychological and sociological aspects. All this belies a culture of pain management where recognition and treatments of painful conditions bias heavily on some diseases while ignoring or dismissing others. This can, in the eyes of patients, make the individuals complicit with the neglect of painful and life-altering conditions that may permanently change the patients focus and aspirations for the future, and disconnect the patient from the people that are there to help them.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectEmergency Medical Servicesen_US
dc.subjectMulti-disciplinaryen_US
dc.subjectPainen_US
dc.subjectParamedicsen_US
dc.subjectPain Managementen_US
dc.titlePain: understanding the biopsychosocial model and the paramedic’s role within the multi-disciplinary teamen_US
dc.typeJournal Article/Review
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Paramedic Practiceen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-09-18
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refterms.dateFirstOnline2015-05
html.description.abstractAbstract published with permission. Pain, and its consequent management, is a major factor in today’s ambulance service, with up to 50% of patients reporting pain among their symptoms when contacting the emergency service. This article explores the role of the paramedic within the multi-disciplinary team and asks the question: ‘What is the appropriate treatment?’ A study of the biopsychosocial model shows that modern clinicians who focus solely on the biomedical model are under-treating the patient’s pain by ignoring the psychological and sociological aspects. All this belies a culture of pain management where recognition and treatments of painful conditions bias heavily on some diseases while ignoring or dismissing others. This can, in the eyes of patients, make the individuals complicit with the neglect of painful and life-altering conditions that may permanently change the patients focus and aspirations for the future, and disconnect the patient from the people that are there to help them.en_US


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