In this session, we will review the cultural and societal underpinnings of pain and suffering, both from a patient perspective and a clinician perspective. We will examine the historical basis of the paradigms from which we approach patient care in relation to pain.
Identify societal contributors to chronic pain and suffering
Describe societal factors affecting patients' perception of pain and clinican-patient roles
Define cultural and historical influences on clinician-scientist education that shape our approach to pain
Recognize disparities in relation to chronic pain burden in our society.