Smärtans mosaik: kommunikation och lärande om långvarig smärta
2001 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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.
Linköping Studies in Arts and Science, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 242
Chronic pain, communication, coping, gesture, metaphor, accounts, patient perspectives, living with pain
kronisk smärta, kommunikation, smärta
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-35035Local ID: 24710ISBN: 91-7373-214-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-35035DiVA: diva2:255883
2001-12-14, Sal Elysion, Hus-T, Universitetsområdet Valla, Linköping, 13:15 (Swedish)
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