The meaning of resilience to persons living with chronic pain: An interpretive qualitative inquiry

Caryn West, Lee Stewart, Kim FOSTER, Kim Usher

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The purpose of this study was to explore the meaning of resilience, or adaptation in the face of adversity, to people living with chronic pain. Background. Little research on the usefulness of resilience, strength-based approach to health care has been undertaken to date in the area of pain yet this approach has recently been proposed as a new model for chronic pain management. However, the meaning of resilience to people with chronic pain remains unknown.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1284-1292
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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