Camp Pain: Talking With Chronic Pain Patients - download pdf or read online

By Jean E. Jackson

ISBN-10: 0812235266

ISBN-13: 9780812235265

In response to a year’’s fieldwork in a discomfort remedy centre, this ebook makes a speciality of patients’’ views - on their stories of soreness, what those studies suggest to them, and the way this that means is socially constructed.’

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Camp Pain: Talking With Chronic Pain Patients - download pdf or read online

In accordance with a year’’s fieldwork in a discomfort remedy centre, this publication specializes in patients’’ views - on their reports of discomfort, what those reviews suggest to them, and the way this that means is socially developed. ’

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Some were already up, never having gone to bed; insomnia is a frequent companion of chronic pain. Late at night one could always find a group of patients commiserating with one another in the solarium, talking, watching TV, drinking coffee, and smoking. Patients whose rooms were near the solarium would sometimes complain about the noise or the smoke, but most were sympathetic: they, too, had experienced sleepless nights and understood the need for distraction and companionship. Medications were given out near the nurses' station before breakfast.

Patients were encouraged, and at times required, to tend to themselves and their needs. All meals were to be eaten in the dining room, and patients were expected to wear street clothes, make their own beds, do their own laundry, manage their physical therapy and relaxation sessions, and, to some degree, monitor their own medication. Being required to get their own cafeteria trays at meals, for example, perplexed-at times angered-new patients, who assumed that since they were in a hospital they were entitled to help.

He just doesn't really get involved at all with the people who work here. " Nicole wished that Dr. B were not quite so attached to his persona. She said she did not agree with Matthew's opinion that Dr. B was destructive, but she did see him doing inappropriate, "out-of-bounds stuff all the time, just confronting people for the hell of it. And he does it with staff-he's a riot. During rounds I'll say something to him about a patient doing such-and-such in group yesterday. " Do these complaints indicate that CPC was undergoing such unique and extensive problems that any analysis would not apply to any other pain center?

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