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Conceptual basis of pain medicine: Fundamental concepts

This guide contains resources intended to support and assist those entering the pain medicine training program to gain the essential knowledge required. They are not intended to be exclusive, rather to stimulate interest and encourage learning.

Articles and publications

Neeta M. Mind-body dualism: A critique from a health perspective. Mens Sana Monogr 2011;9(1):202-209. From: Accessed 2 September 2014.

Quintner JL, Cohen ML, Buchanan D, Katz JD, Williamson OD.Pain medicine and its models: helping or hindering? Pain Med 2008;9(7):824-834.

International Association for the Study of Pain. IASP taxonomy. 2012. From: Accessed 2 September 2014.

Loeser JD, Treede RD. The Kyoto protocol of IASP Basic Pain Terminology. Pain 2008;137(3):473–477.

Faculty of Pain Medicine. Pain-Orientated Sensory Testing (‘POST’) guidelines [Internet]. 2013. From: 2 September 2014. [restricted access]

​Finniss DG, Kaptchuk TJ, Miller F, Benedetti F. Biological, clinical and ethical advances of placebo effects. Lancet 2010;375 (9715):686-695.

Finiss, DG. Placebo effects [Podcast]. From: Accessed 6 November 2014.

Visser EJ, Davies SJ. What is Pain? I: Terms, Definitions, Classification and Basic Concepts.In. Riley R (ed). Australasian Anaesthesia. Melbourne, Vic.: Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, 2009. pp. 29-33.

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