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Defining Pain

Before we begin to look at ways of evaluating pain, lets consider what pain is.  Please enter below how you would define pain.  Don't worry, this isn't a test!  Just a way to get you thinking about pain.  You can enter more than one thing, or even just words that come to mind when you think about pain.

Once you have entered your definition, please click the box below to see some common definitions of pain.

We will see that some of the common concepts of pain are very important when evaluating pain.



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