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Living with chronic pain: A dynamic learning process
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3033-9879
Trollhättan | Uddevalla University, Vänersborg, Sweden.
2000 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 7, no 3, 114-125 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study focuses on how patients describe and manage their pain in their everyday life. The data consist of interviews with 37 patients undergoing treatment for chronic pain. The study focuses on how experiences of pain are mediated and interpreted with the help of the individual's discursive resources. It is argued that this kind of resource is important in constituting a structure of relations between a suffering person, pain and context. In the analysis of the material a four-step procedure was used, including both formal and content-related aspects. It was found that the patients describe chronic pain as a dynamic phenomenon. Patients learn about their pain by actively constituting relations among themselves, the pain and their activities. For the patients, chronic pain is a structured phenomenon. Patients often describe how pain is initiated, worsens and is alleviated. Patients thereby learn to distinguish different figures in their pain, which they are able to relate to in their management of pain. This suggests that a life in pain could be seen as an apprenticeship process. The heart of the matter in this process is learning to become sensitive to and flexible towards variations in the pain and potential pain triggers in the environment. This knowledge is important, as mastering pain is a balancing act between inner resources and environmental circumstances.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 7, no 3, 114-125 p.
Keyword [en]
apprenticeship, communication, coping, chronic pain, dynamic, language, learning, patient perspective
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-22853DOI: 10.1080/110381200300006069Local ID: 2193OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-22853DiVA: diva2:243166
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2014-10-03Bibliographically approved
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1. Smärtans mosaik: kommunikation och lärande om långvarig smärta
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Smärtans mosaik: kommunikation och lärande om långvarig smärta
2001 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis focuses on how people, living with long-term pain, exploreand communicate their pain, by way of speech as a means for producingrelations between themselves, the. pain and everyday activities. The datamaterial consists of focused research interviews with patients undergoingtreatment for their pain at a pain clinic. The thesis takes as a point ofdeparture that people living with pain in various situations need tocommunicate their pain experiences which posits the person in acommunicational dilemma giving_ shape to a multi-dimensionalexperience. Different kinds of communicative resources are used in thesecommunication situations, verbal and figurative talk together withgestures. It is argued that learning about one's pain could be described as an apprenticeship process, which concerns as well the relations between the afflicted person and the her/his pain as how these relations are to be communicated. An important result is that mastering one's pain is about an on-going, situated, searching and communicative practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköpings universitet, 2001. 108 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Arts and Science, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 242
Keyword
Chronic pain, communication, coping, gesture, metaphor, accounts, patient perspectives, living with pain, kronisk smärta, kommunikation, smärta
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-35035 (URN)24710 (Local ID)91-7373-214-1 (ISBN)24710 (Archive number)24710 (OAI)
Public defence
2001-12-14, Sal Elysion, Hus-T, Universitetsområdet Valla, Linköping, 13:15 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2014-08-28Bibliographically approved
2. Att beskriva kronisk smärta: en lärprocess
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att beskriva kronisk smärta: en lärprocess
2000 (Swedish)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Sammanfattningsvis syftar denna uppsats till att studera hur patienter beskriver sin smärta samt på vilka sätt de beskriver hur de utforskar sin smärta i vardagen. Jag vill med dessa beskrivningar som bakgrund lyfta fram patienters egen lärprocess om sin smärta. Avhandlingen syftar vidare till att diskutera hur vårdgivare kan lära sig av patienters smärtbeskrivningar. I detta sammanhang vill jag lyfta fram några begrepp som kan belysa hur patienterna i mina studier delger vad jag tolkar som smärtupplevelser.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Tema, Univ., 2000. 48 p.
Series
SIC (Linköping), ISSN 0280-5634 ; 41
Keyword
Kronisk smärta
National Category
Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111015 (URN)LIU-TEMA-K--41--SE (Local ID)91-7219-891-5 (ISBN)LIU-TEMA-K--41--SE (Archive number)LIU-TEMA-K--41--SE (OAI)
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Available from: 2014-10-03 Created: 2014-10-03 Last updated: 2014-10-03Bibliographically approved

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