Overview and Objectives

Lesson Overview

In Lesson One, Dr. Mathews and Dr. Mason begin the discussion by introducing various definitions and causes of pain.

Lesson Objectives

When you complete this lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify several different types of pain experienced by people.
  • Understand that pain is something experienced by everyone, and that we often need help from others to cope with it.
  • Give a clear definition of pain.
Personal Reflection

As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
What are some ways that people try to avoid pain or painful situations?

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