Joanna Bourke- The Story of Pain, From Prayer to Painkillers

The Story of Pain From Prayer to Painkillers

The Story of Pain, From Prayer to Painkillers / by Joanna Bourke.

“The story of pain and suffering since the eighteenth century Addresses the big questions about the experience and nature of suffering – and how to respond to it. Charts how our understanding of pain has changed completely over the last three centuries – from positive function to ultimate evil. A fascinating investigation for the 21st century reader into how we have coped with suffering in the past – both our own suffering and that of the ones we love.”  Oxford University Press

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Sharon Webber-Zvik was honored with the distinguished Golden A Design Award

I am incredibly proud and happy to announce that Sharon Webber-Zvik, the program’s art director, has won the international honorable Golden A’ Design Award for her branding and design work of “The Pain and Suffering Interdisciplinary Program”. Her designs competed with the works of 4000 candidates worldwide, receiving unanimous appraisals (and not a single criticism!) from the jury members. Sharon will receive the prize in an official ceremony on the 14th of April in Como, Italy. Her printed work from the site will be presented in the general exhibition at the museum (“Ex Chiesa di San Francesco”, located at Viale Largo Spallino, 1, 22100, Como / Italy) and kept there. In addition, her designs will appear in books, magazines and in the media worldwide.

Here is an introduction to the A Design Award Competition:

Here are the jury members for this years’ 2013 competition:

Here is the interview of Sharon:

And last but not least, here is the official press release announcing her award:

Sharon yekara sheli, after 5 years of working together for our program, nothing makes me happier than to see you receive such a prestigious award in recognition of your talent and absolutely, but absolutely, unbelievable creativity. With my deepest affection and love

Dr. Smadar Bustan

Article in “Le Jeudi”

La douleur et la souffrance ne se comprennent pas de la même manière selon que l’on vit en Europe ou en Asie‭, ‬mais aussi selon son domaine de compétences‭, ‬que l’on soit philosophe ou neuroscientifique‭.‬ La philosophe‭, ‬le Dr Smadar Bustan‭, ‬de l’université du Luxembourg‭, ‬est‭ ‬à‭ ‬l’origine de la création d’un groupe pluridisciplinaire de chercheurs internationaux d’horizons et compétences variés‭,‬ qui doivent construire des ponts entre des approches différentes de ces expériences communes‭ ‬à‭ ‬tous les Hommes‭.‬..

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06. Can the understanding of Pain & Suffering end Suffering?

Prof. Sumio Hoka:

Dr. Smadar Bustan, Philosophy, University of Luxembourg

Hin Hung Sik, Buddhism, University of Hong Kong

Prof. Sumio Hoka, Anesthesiology, Palliative Care, Kyushu University, Japan

{Video editing and sound improving by: Gaëtan Pecoraro editing and technical advisor University of Luxembourg}

Michael Brunner

Michael studied psychology and philosophy at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, from 2003 on and graduated in psychology in 2011 at the University of Klagenfurt with a focus on cognitive and clinical psychology. Upon receiving an Erasmus Grant from the European Union, he worked for a year at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Mannheim (2006-2007). During his studies, he did internships at the Otto-Selz Institute for Applied Psychology (University of Mannheim), at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim (Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy), and at Neustart Klagenfurt (probation service). Since 2012, he is a PhD student at the Department of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Herta Flor, at the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim and a proud member of the DFG-FNR research project „PASCOM“. In addition to pursuing his training in cognitive behavioral therapy at the University of Heidelberg, he does an internship at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim on affective and anxiety disorders. In addition to pain research, he is interested in cognitive psychology, abnormal psychology and psychotherapy.