Eula Biss Pain Scale Summary

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In the “Pain Scale” Eula Biss explains her thoughts and emotions on the pain scale that is given to patients at the hospital. This scale upsets and frustrates her and she gives details through her own personal experiences and through religious examples. The scale that is given to her at the doctor aggravates her because she does not know how to place a number on the pain that she is feeling, she was more comfortable with her father’s method of asking the patient what they would be willing to do to get rid of the pain. She gives examples in history proving that some philosophers did not even believe in the number zero and she also does not believe that a person who is in pain can give an honest statement about their pain with just ten numbers.
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