[PDF] Chronic pain in survivors of torture

Source:
International Association for the Study of Pain
Publisher:
International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
Publication date:
01 October 2007

Abstract

Given the complexity of the health and social consequences of torture, refugeeĀ trauma, and a life in exile, pain is only one of many problems to be addressed in survivors of torture. Most specialized rehabilitation centers and programs have therefore adopted multidisciplinary approaches, linking traditional rehabilitation principles to the legal and political aspects of torture, including medico-legal documentation, torture prevention, and advocacy.