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Changing Pain Management Practices in Hospitals and Cancer Centers

Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera

in Issues in Palliative Care Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195130652
eISBN:
9780199999842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130652.003.0021
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Undertreatment of pain continues throughout the world. Hospitalized patients with pain continue to be inadequately managed, despite the availability of safe and effective treatments. This chapter ... More


Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media

Aaron Kerner and Jonathan Knapp

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402903
eISBN:
9781474422000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402903.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Extreme Cinema surveys post-millennial trends in transnational cinema—particularly in its highly stylized treatment of explicit sex and violence. In many cases these cinematic embellishments skirt ... More


Cannabinoids and the Brain

Linda A. Parker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035798
eISBN:
9780262338448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035798.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Cannabinoids and the Brain introduces an informed general audience to the scientific discovery of the endocannabinoid system and recent preclinical research that explains its importance in brain ... More


Pain, Power, and the Martyr Ideal

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter finds parallels between the ways martyr stories informed political and religious identity in the early modern period and the early church. The folklore of martyrdom has above all been a ... More


Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts

L. Stephanie Cobb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293359
eISBN:
9780520966642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293359.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Does martyrdom hurt? For a wide variety of reasons, the answer to this question may seem to be an obvious “yes.” Divine Deliverance, however, demonstrates that early Christian martyr texts answer ... More


Pain and Impending Death: First published in Textbook of Pain (1984), eds. P. Wall and R. Melzack, pp. 472–8. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0027
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter by Cicely Saunders appeared in the first edition of the influential Textbook of Pain, edited by Patrick Wall and Ronald Melzack. Here, she begins by going back to the first clinical ... More


Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance

Roma Chatterji (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261857
eISBN:
9780823268900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261857.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The essays in this book explore how Veena Das’s work has been critically assimilated in the thinking and writing of a younger generation of anthropologists who have been deeply influenced by her ... More


Failing bodies

Karen Throsby

in Immersion: Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099625
eISBN:
9781526114976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the ways in which pain, injury and the failure to complete a long swim are experienced and accounted for in marathon swimming, and asks what this means for our understandings of ... More


Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh: A Secular Theology for the Global City

Sharon V. Betcher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253906
eISBN:
9780823260935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253906.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Given our planet’s amassing cities, social infrastructure— corporeal generosity displacing fear— becomes as important as technological infrastructure. Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh ... More


First Course: Some (Good) Reasons Not to Become an Ethical Vegetarian

Dominique Lestel

in Eat This Book: A Carnivore's Manifesto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172974
eISBN:
9780231541152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172974.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Lestel offers arguments against the idea that ethical vegetarianism is the only ethical approach to eating.


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