https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/16/opinion/sunday/pain-opioids.html I saw this in the opinions today. It's a short read and I must say it is fluff. Summary: -The author notes that opioids have proven to be ineffective and even counterproductive for treating chronic pain (okay). -From that point he makes the (unfounded) logical leap to conclude that our understanding of pain as predominantly a physical sensation or stimulus (which one is it?) has proven ineffectual. -Rather, we need to understand it also as an emotion (like the Greeks did!), part of the person's 'story', because brain-stuff is happening when we process/feel pain (apparently anything brain ~=~ mind if you need it for your argument) and there is an association between pain and mental disorders. -The author doesn't name any specific model or offer any specific treatment other than noting the necessity of 'compassion'. However, he seems to take it as a given that there are interventions available to us that will prevent acute pain from becoming chronic.