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Translated title of the thesis: Living with unexplained pain: an alienation
  • Johanna Lammer
  • Isabell Persson

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: In today's society, many people live with medically unexplained pain. Unexplained symptoms can be explained by physical symptom that despite medical evaluation remains undefined. To support the patient, it is important to see the person from a holistic point of view in order to confirm the patient's needs and to contribute to good nursing care. Purpose: The aim of this study was to describe people's experiences of living with unexplained pain. Method: A general literature review was conducted based on qualitative scientific articles. Result: Showed a sense of alienation in relation to individuals seeking treatment. This appeared in both a lack of respect in care seeking and the feeling of not being believed. Living with unexplained pain meant that the individuals were not able to live their lives as they had done before. The support of the social network proved to be important but was perceived as inadequate.

    Date of Award2012-Feb-10
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorElisabeth Ekberg (Supervisor) & Peter Hagell (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • psychosomatics
    • unexplained pain
    • experiences
    • chronic pain
    • literature study

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