“Journal Club” – open discussion of the latest in pain science
“Journal Club” is for ANYONE who is interested in research into pain, in any way. Whether you are someone who lives with pain, a professor of neuroscience, a new PhD student, a clinician or someone who cares for someone who lives with pain or any combination of those – we want the widest and most informal and relaxed discussion of pain science via new (or interesting) journal papers.
Join us at 7.00 pm GMT on Thursday 7th March 2024 on Zoom.
This month we look at pain “catastrophising” and Dr Beth Darnell et al’s paper looking into patient responses to the term:
Patient Responses to the Term Pain Catastrophizing: Thematic Analysis of Cross-sectional International Data
This is an open access paper (so anyone can read it beforehand but this is not a requirement!) and was published in the Journal of Pain in Fen 2023.
If you have a paper you want to present or see presented get in touch at email@example.com
(Journal Club will be always be on the first Thursday of every month at 7.00 pm)
Please join us for very informal and relaxed discussion club on various research papers on the very wide topic of the pain sciences – we hope that we can encourage peoples interest in various subjects though the latest and interesting publications in these fields.
We want this to be open to anyone with an interest in pain – whether you live with pain or care for someone who does and want to learn more about your experience and what the latest research is covering, or you are in academia yourself and want to join a mixed group to widen your influences, or if you are a health care professional and want to catch up on thoughts about the latest research…
Everyone is equal in our club…
The club will involve either discussion of a relevant research paper or a presentation by a guest researcher along with informal discussions and opportunities to suggest what areas you would like to see further research in.
We hope that we can grow this club to fit whatever its participants want it to be for most gain – come and help us do so!
The date for the next Journal Club is Thursday 7th March 2024 7.00 pm GMT for an hour or so..
It will be the first Thursday of every month
*please note that tickets have had to be limited to avoid Eventbrite charges – they are NOT limited however, please just email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the Zoom link.
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Please find below some videos of some of the paper presentations at Journal Club.
Niki Jones presenting a paper on whether using a reward modulates the return of pain related avoidance and/or pain related fear after extinction (after exposure therapy).
The full paper is here: https://www.jpain.org/article/S1526-5900(23)00652-1/fulltext
Dr Maxi Miciak
Maxi will speak about her qualitative research exploring the therapeutic relationship in physiotherapy, focusing on the paper “The necessary conditions of engagement for the therapeutic relationship in physiotherapy: an interpretive description study”. The article richly describes being present, receptive, genuine, and committed — the four conditions of a safe container for patients and therapists to develop meaningful connections and a bond.”
More about Dr. Maxi Miciak:
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maxi-Miciak
PhD student from York University Kirralise Hansford presenting her own work on chronic pain and visual illusions.
“Distinct neural signatures of multimodal resizing illusions” (aka Finger stretching!)
Niki Jones presenting a paper on Patient Partner involvement.
“Reflections on patient engagement by patient partners: how it can go wrong” by Dawn P. Richards, Sabrina Poirier, Vina Mohabir, Laurie Proulx, Sue Robins & Jeffery Smith
Undergraduate Psychology student Jacob Cullen presenting his qualitative review about the experience of continuing (or not) with pain self-management beyond the time when it has initially been introduced.
“The experience of continuing pain self management after its introduction, a thematic synthesis”
Medical student and Psychology Masters graduate Cameron Hartley presents his fascinating research into “Pain advocates” – who are they, what are they and WHY they do what they do.