Pain in mammography

Patsy Whelehan (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    What is pain? Since 1979, physical pain has been defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage” [1]. So, even in the context of specifically physical pain, it is widely accepted that there are affective (emotional) dimensions alongside the sensory perceptions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDigital mammography
    Subtitle of host publicationa holistic approach
    EditorsPeter Hogg, Judith Kelly, Claire Mercer
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319048314
    ISBN (Print)9783319048307
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Medicine
    • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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