Ethnography Of Chronic Pain Experiences Of Enlisted Women

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Title: Ethnography Of Chronic Pain Experiences Of Enlisted Women
Author: Denke, Linda M.
Abstract: The American Pain Foundation reported in 2006 that 32 % of military men and women with chronic pain reported that military culture is a barrier to pain care and receiving pain care jeopardized their career . Pain management required a series of understandings about pain in the military that motivated enlisted women's pain perceptions , pain behaviors , and pain relief strategies . The seen and unseen factors were ever -present in military life and contributed to the chronic pain experiences of enlisted women but to what degree was largely unknown . This ethnographic approach produced brief illustrations of pain beliefs , attitudes , and behaviors that enlisted women understand to be true . This research represented the reality of enlisted women's chronic pain experience using semi -structured interviews of 14 enlisted women who ranged between 28 and 59 years of age and represented the Army , Air Force , and Navy /Coast Guard . The female health care providers included two physicians , one women's clinic coordinator , and three staff nurses . The themes included Mission First , call out the weak , customs & courtesies , pride , seeking care , stigma , guilt , pain management , decisions , and control . Providers themes included pain is complex , deteriorating potential , seeking care , pain management , communication .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /5114
Date: 2010-11-01


Ethnography Of Chronic Pain Experiences Of Enlisted Women. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /5114 .

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