Understanding Pain – The Importance of Context

Understanding Pain – The Importance of Context

Have you ever heard those stories of Soldiers who get shot in active combat but don’t notice or even feel pain until later when they get to safety? Or athletes who can push through a game even though they have a fracture? Or people who feel no pain from an injury...
Who Sank the Boat?

Who Sank the Boat?

In the children’s book, ‘Who Sank the Boat’ by Pamela Allen, the mouse is blamed for sinking the boat. The mouse made the smallest impact but it was the final straw. Consider the following example: A school teacher in her first year out of university was teaching at a...
National Pain Week (23-29 July)

National Pain Week (23-29 July)

We all know what it’s like to feel pain but what about living with it every day? 1 in 5 Australians suffer from this invisible, misunderstood pain that affects every aspect of life and comes in many forms. National Pain Week aims to increase awareness and support for...