Loss Experienced in Chronic Pain and Illness
DOI link for Loss Experienced in Chronic Pain and Illness
Loss Experienced in Chronic Pain and Illness book
Persons suffering from chronic pain or illness experience a sense of loss at the personal and interpersonal level. The losses incurred are existential and personal, as a sense of self and a sense of control over one's destiny is undermined. There is a sense of "not being who I was," and a loss of the way of living for both the sufferer and the caregivers and other family members. In addition, there are interpersonal losses such as a change in relationships with family members and other significant others, loss of employment, and loss of an active social life.