How different cultures experience and talk about pain

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The Conversation, December 15, 2015 6.28am AEDT

Many things contribute to how we experience and express pain. Gender, age, education, socioeconomic status, the relative power of the participants in the conversation, and whether the person in pain is speaking in their mother tongue or another language all affect a person’s experience of pain.

Each of these factors can have a crucial impact on how we communicate about pain, and how we understand pain communication from others.

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By J Pope

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