Pain care: The role of social class on nurses’ patient management

A patient's social class can affect

Research on social disparities in pain care has so far mainly been focused on issues such as racism and sexism in the way healthcare professionals assess and manage patients’ pain. Professor Sónia Bernardes of Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal, is interested in how social class impacts nurses’ care and attitudes toward their patients. The research she and her associates conduct […]

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Social dilemmas reveal selective inattention in indirect reciprocity

Our decisions whether or not to cooperate with a stranger rely on reputation.

Cooperation with others generates prosperity within human society, yet research into the evolution of cooperation, particularly indirect reciprocity, has left much unexplained. Indirect reciprocity involves assessment rules and draws on moral judgment. Most studies assume that people will consider all the information available to them before deciding whether to cooperate. Dr Isamu Okada, Associate Professor at Soka University, Japan, has […]

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Measuring shared knowledge with group false memory

Measuring shared knowledge with group false memory

Research has shown that when we make decisions, we are influenced by biases relating to the way we structure knowledge in our brains. If these biases are shared by others, they can be exaggerated. This often results in false memories, which is the recall or recognition of phenomena that did not occur. Yoshiko Arima and colleagues at Kyoto University of Advanced Science investigated […]

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