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2018 - Volume 2 - Number 2

Discussing Moral Issues of Pain Language With Children

Smaragda Papadopoulou * * ORCID: 0000-0002-2646-0967
University of Ioannina, School of Education, Department of Primary Education

Open Journal for Studies in Philosophy, 2018, 2(2), 47-52 *
Online Published Date: 17 December 2018

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KEY WORDS: pain language, education, teaching methods, values, morality, well-being.

The full impact of moral judgment on healthcare relationships between children and people who deal with their pain in professional settings, children’s patient outcomes, and children’s own well-being, is yet unknown. The education on pain language needs our attention in relation with teachers, parents and supports the private language of pain as Wittgenstein has mentioned it in his philosophical research. Pain communication in everyday life, education about empathy to adults, pain language as healthcare education, are important to our research with children at the teaching methodology. We focus to cultural attitudes of people about pain, ways that moral issues represent a blind spot that merits explanation and repair. What are the words that a professional or a family person will use to explain that death is a possible fact or a danger to a child? The private language of pain, as Halliday has mentioned to his linguistic research, gives a background of a scientific approach of this quality of language education.

Smaragda Papadopoulou, 28is Oktovriou 6, 54642, Thessaloniki. GREECE. E-mail:


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