Lester E. Jones

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OBJECTIVE labour pain is unique and complex. In order to develop a more sophisticated understanding of labour pain this exploratory study aimed to examine women's experiences of labour pain within the perspective of modern pain science. An improved understanding of labour pain will assist in informing and enhancing pain management approaches. DESIGN a(More)
Pain is the most common reason that people seek physiotherapy care. Despite major advances in our understanding of pain in the past 40 years, the burden of pain worldwide remains enormous, whether gauged in humanitarian, health care, or financial terms (National Pain Strategy 2010). Physiotherapists have an ethical imperative as health professionals to have(More)
BACKGROUND New mothers frequently experience breastfeeding problems, in particular nipple pain. This is often attributed to compression, skin damage, infection or dermatitis. OBJECTIVE To outline an integrated approach to breastfeeding pain assessment that seeks to enhance current practice. DISCUSSION Our clinical reasoning model resolves the complexity(More)
The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) was adopted as one of the key models to support early health professional learning across a suite of new preregistration health science courses. It was decided that an online resource should be developed to enable students, course designers and teaching staff, across all(More)
OBJECTIVE to develop an understanding of women's experiences of pain associated with childbirth and the assessment of labour pain. This exploratory study, informed by modern pain science, sought to explore women's retrospective reports of their pain experience during labour and to ascertain what pain assessment strategies might be acceptable in maternity(More)
There are concerns about the effectiveness of health professionals when they are working with people who have pain.Health professionals have reported a lack of confidence when working with people with complex pain conditions.Review of pain education in health professional training may improve clinical practice.The International Association for the Study of(More)
Pain is no longer considered to be simply the transmission of nociception, but rather an output subsequent to the complex interactions of homeostatic systems. Manual therapists' clinical reasoning needs to incorporate this complexity in order to develop individualised effective treatment plans. Pain classification strategies attempting to assist clinical(More)