Holloway, I., Sofaer-Bennett, B. and Walker, J., 2000. The transition from well person to ‘pain afflicted’ patient: the career of people with chronic back pain. Illness Crisis and Loss, 8 (4), pp. 373-387.
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This article aims to show how people with chronic back pain manage the status passage from being well persons to becoming "pain afflicted" patients and how they see their own progression through the pain career path. This is examined through in-depth narrative interviews. The data were processed through thematic analysis. It was found that during the transition, a change in perceived identity occurs and that people grieve over the loss of their former selves, future, social relationships, and occupational careers. The article also reflects on the value of narratives in revealing transformations over time. This technique is intended to capture evolving self-understandings of personal identity as persons negotiate the path through complex and critical life events.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||pain career, pain narratives, status passage, transition|
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Qualitative Research|
|Deposited By:||Mr Adam Field|
|Deposited On:||15 Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:43|
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