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Author Biro, David, 1964-

Title The language of pain : finding words, compassion, and relief / David Biro.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  616.0472 BIR    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In this book, David Biro expertly weaves together compelling stories and artwork from patients along with insights from some of our greatest thinkers, artists, and writers. Language can alleviate the loneliness of pain and improve the chances that other people - family, friends, and doctors - will empathize and respond most effectively.--[book cover]
Contents pt I: The crisis. The quintessential private experience -- The elusiveness of pain -- The public side of pain -- Man's puny inexhaustible voice -- pt II: The solution. Metaphor and worldmaking -- The weapon -- Literary agency -- The mirror -- The x-ray.
Subject Pain -- Physiological aspects.
Pain -- Psychological aspects.
Pain -- physiopathology.
Pain -- psychology.
Palliative Care.
Physician-Patient Relations.
ISBN 9780393070637 hardcover
0393070638 hardcover
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