If pain is the 5th vital sign, how does one measure it? And treat it?
Mike contemplates different culture's relationships with pain and presents a cautionary tale of the overuse of opioids.
Dr Mike Jones is an American doctor who has spent the past 16 years practicing medicine in emergency departments across the globe.
From trauma centres in New York City to military hospitals in Afghanistan to his current position at a public hospital in New Zealand, he has recognized real differences in peoples’ relationship with pain and their expectations of its management.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx