[ Selected Active Projects ]
Project: Culture, language, and pain communication among medical providers: A Qualitative Analysis (Dr. Kim and Lab Members)
The project aims to examine the intersection of culture and language in pain communication among three groups of healthcare providers (i.e., physicians, physical therapist, and nurse) and their experiences when working with patients from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Project: College Students’ Pain Experience and Pain Medication Attitudes: A Mixed Methods Exploration (Dr. Kim and Lab Members)
"I feel exhausted, helpless, and vulnerable" - This is one of the common themes that emerged from our interviews with TTU students about their experiences with chronic pain. Chronic pain among college students is still an understudied area in pain and health psychology. The current project utilized the mixed method approach to study college students' pain experience, communication, coping styles, and attitudes towards pain medications.
Project: “I can’t think in English when I hurt so bad”: The phenomenology of ethnic and linguistic minority chronic pain patients’ experience with pain communication (Dr. Kim and Lab Members)
Even though the communication between providers and patients is the heart of the practice of medicine, especially in chronic pain care, language barriers could profoundly hinder such process.
Taking the phenomenological approach, the current study aims to explore the lived experience of ethnic and linguistic minority chronic pain patients’ with pain communication.
Discrimination and Pain.
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[ Selected Graduate Students Leading Projects ]