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Inside chronic pain : an intimate and critical account

Author: Lous Heshusius; Scott Fishman
Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press/Cornell University Press, 2009.
Series: Culture and politics of health care work.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chronic pain, which affects 70 million people in the United States alone - more than diabetes, cancer, and heart disease combined - is a major public health issue that remains poorly understood both within the health care system and by those closest to the people it afflicts. This book examines the experience of pain in ways that could significantly improve how patients and practitioners deal with pain." "Since  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Personal Narrative
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lous Heshusius; Scott Fishman
ISBN: 9780801447969 0801447968
OCLC Number: 316327215
Description: xxvi, 167 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: A life altered --
That which has no words, that which cannot be seen --
Pain and the self --
Pain and the world of pain management --
Pain medicine --
On science and time --
Pain and others --
Where are we with chronic pain? : a patient's perspective.
Series Title: Culture and politics of health care work.
Responsibility: Lous Heshusius ; with a clinical commentary by Scott M. Fishman ; foreword by David B. Morris.

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"With Lous Heshusius as a guide, pain patients can learn much about the perils of a modern health-care odyssey."-David B. Morris  Read more...

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"Inside Chronic Pain is a scholarly work of storytelling. It is shocking, powerful, challenging, and assaulting. Lous Heshusius pulls us into her story with truth and balance, with unrelenting Read more...

 
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