Why it’s so hard for doctors to understand your pain

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We’re all human beings, but we’re not all alike.

Each person experiences pain differently, from an emotional perspective as well as a physical one, and responds to pain differently. That means that physicians like myself need to evaluate patients on an individual basis and find the best way to treat their pain.

Today, however, doctors are under pressure to limit costs and prescribe treatments based on standardized guidelines. A major gap looms between the patient’s experience of pain and the limited “one size fits all” treatment that doctors may offer.

Concerns about the opioid epidemic make the problem worse. Opioids – including heroin and fentanyl – killed more than 42,000 people in the U.S. in 2016. Four in 10 of these deaths involved prescription painkillers such as hydrocodone and oxycodone. Physicians are increasingly reluctant to prescribe opioids for pain, fearing government scrutiny or malpractice lawsuits.

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Where does this leave the patient whose experience of pain is outside the norm? How can physicians in all specialties identify these patients and do our best to manage their pain, even when their needs don’t match our expectations or experience?

Pain differences

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Rethinking tourism – from vulnerability to resilience

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JRC scientists have mapped tourism hotspots in Europe for all four seasons and created an index on the estimated vulnerability of regions to shocks in the tourism sector.

With travel becoming easier and less expensive, tourism has become an important economic sector in the European Union. In 2016, the EU had an estimated 40.5% market share of global international tourist arrivals.

The total contribution of the travel and tourism sector to the EU’s GDP in 2016 was 10.2%, but with strong variation between countries, ranging from more than 20% in Malta, Croatia and Cyprus to about 5% in Poland, the Netherlands and Romania.

A recent JRC study looks at patterns of tourism in Europe. Scientists combined data from Eurostat, national statistical offices and major online booking systems to map tourist density in Europe. Continue reading “Rethinking tourism – from vulnerability to resilience”

Buổi học cách cài đặt hệ điều hành Mã nguồn mở tại Cần Thơ, FOSSASIA 3/5/2018

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Join our meetup to learn about open source and useful applications for education. At the meetup, we will learn together how to install Open Source Operating System of your choice and play around with some basic command line. The first five participants successfully installing the OS will receive our FOSSASIA T-shirt.

Tham gia buổi meetup để tìm hiểu về Mã nguồn mở và các ứng dụng hữu ích dành cho giáo dục. Tại đây, chúng ta sẽ cùng học cách cài đặt hệ điều hành mã nguồn mở và làm quen với một số câu lệnh cơ bản. Năm bạn đầu tiên cài đặt thành công hệ điều hành sẽ nhận được áo thun FOSSASIA.

Organized by FOSSASIA

FOSSASIA is an open-source organization registered in Singapore with two offices: one in Vietnam and one in Germany. FOSSASIA develops software applications for social change using a wide-range of technologies. Projects range from Free and Open Source software, to design, graphics and hardware. FOSSASIA runs a network of 25,000 members across the globe, offers technical consultancy services on open source solutions and organize education program and tech events around the world.

Dictionaries and writing aids – Từ điển và văn phạm

  1. Cambridge Dictionary (English and other languages; and English grammar)
  2. Dictionary.com
  3. The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
  4. Elements and Styles – Strunk & White
  5. Dictionary – Vietnamese, English and other languages
  6. Hán Việt Từ Điển Trích Dẫn
  7. Từ Điển Việt Hán Nôm
  8. Từ Điển Phật Học Thiện Phúc
  9. New Catholic Encyclopedia: Vol 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, Supplement 2010