Editorial| Volume 31, ISSUE 2, P177-178, April 2018

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Listening, then managing: The role of the team in addressing pain in the upper limb

      Dr Paul Brand, often hailed as one of the fathers of hand surgery for his reconstructive work in persons with leprosy, wrote an insightful memoir titled “The Gift of Pain.”
      • Brand P.W.
      • Yancey P.
      The Gift of Pain.
      He argued “…rather than trying to ‘solve’ pain by eliminating it, we must learn to listen to it, and then manage it” (p. 190).
      • Brand P.W.
      • Yancey P.
      The Gift of Pain.
      While pain is indeed the gift that nobody wants, the complexity of the phenomena in both acute and persistent forms reflects the importance of pain to the maintenance of homeostasis and function of the human organism and to the human experience.
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