Chronic pain and the family: The experience of the partners of people living with chronic pain

Caryn West, Kim Usher, Kim FOSTER, Lee Stewart

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The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of chronic pain on the partner and family of a person with chronic pain. Background. Chronic pain impacts not only on the individual but also their partner and/or other family members. Families of people with chronic pain have reported feeling powerless, alienated, emotionally distressed, and isolated. These impacts have affected their relationship with the person with chronic pain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3350-3360
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
Issue number23 24
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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