Do Japanese express pain as western people do?

Sumio Hoka

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As pain is an unpleasant experience, sensorial and emotional, it may possess a different meaning in a different society with its own culture and history. Pain in English has the meaning of punishment in the verbal origin. However, pain in Japanese, which is called "itami", means extraordinary state of something without containing the meaning of punishment. The Japanese who originally have view of life of empathy and assimilation with the nature, have tended not to regard the pain as the object being overcome. Thus, the Japanese may have been capable to give a unique message to the West, regarding the treatment of pain.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)572-576
ページ数5
ジャーナルJapanese Journal of Anesthesiology
53
5
出版ステータス出版済み - 5 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 麻酔学および疼痛医療

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