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Title: The meaning of chronic pain acceptance in pain-bearers who disengaged from acceptance-based pain management treatments
Author: Liersch, Ute
ISNI:       0000 0004 9353 3550
Awarding Body: Open University
Current Institution: Regent's University London
Date of Award: 2019
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Chronic pain is a national challenge: between one-third and one-half of the UK's population is estimated to suffer from it. As the NHS increasingly offers acceptance-based pain management programs to all pain sufferers, a more inclusive understanding of chronic pain acceptance is needed. In this study, ten patients who did not attend or conclude their acceptance based pain management programmes were interviewed at a London NHS outpatient pain management service. Interviews were analysed using hermeneutic phenomenological thematic analysis. This analysis allowed to capture the phenomenon of chronic pain acceptance sensitively and allowed to present the ideocratic and nomothetic experiences of the participants. The analysis showed that commonly chronic pain acceptance is presented as a choice and with hierarchical properties: from non-acceptance to radical acceptance. Further as inherently positive: a step towards a valued life.
Supervisor: Givissi, Kornilia Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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