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Produced by IASP's Social Aspects of Pain Special Interest Group (SocSIG), this seminar will examine the role of social factors as determinants of whether people will experience - and how they express - pain in everyday and healthcare settings.
This is conceptualized in a model examining risk factors for how people think, feel and sense pain, how pain influences behavior and communication with others, and how others respond. The intent is to encourage greater consideration of the social environment in understanding and controlling pain.
The presenters will review the history of social aspects of pain research that have been foundational to the development of this model, and contemporary examples of how this model is being used to promote health equity in pain research and care.
-- Kenneth D. Craig, OC, PhD, FCAHS, University of British Columbia, Canada
-- Katelynn Boerner, PhD, RPsych, University of British Columbia, Canada
-- Joanna L. McParland, PhD, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland (moderator)
1) Understanding of the causal role of social determinants in the experience and expression of pain.
2) Encouraging consideration of social risk factors in efforts to prevent and control pain.
3) Appreciating how a social determinants lens can promote more equitable pain care and research.