Chronic pain, How do I explain? How do I understand?

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Benedikte Irene Hejgaard Jensen
4. term, Techno-Anthropology, Master (Master Programme)
Understanding the unspoken is the essential finding of this case study.
Twelve patients, referred to a multidisciplinary pain-center in the northern region of Denmark, have
agreed to an explorative interview searching for signs of pain conceptualizations.
Inductive analysis has revealed that patients suffering chronic pain, who now can finally be given a
diagnose ‘primary chronic pain’ if their pain also influences their psychological wellbeing or their
social functioning. This definition is illustrative to the comorbidity and troubles that they suffer in
connection to their pain. It also lays the ground for understanding why these patients do not bring
forth reflected and well formulated explanations to their pain.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date3 Jun 2022
Number of pages56
External collaboratorNorth Denmark Regional Hospital
Daglig leder Birgith Hasselkvist birgith.hasselkvist@rn.dk
Place of Internship
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