Describing chronic pain: towards bilingual practice.

  title={Describing chronic pain: towards bilingual practice.},
  author={Gwerfyl Wyn Roberts and Bridie Kent and Delyth Prys and Rhian Lewis},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  volume={40 8},
This paper reports on the findings of a pilot study that collated and categorised a range of Welsh-medium chronic pain descriptors and their conceptually equivalent English translations in order to provide a preliminary basis for chronic pain assessment amongst patients in the bilingual community of North West Wales. The results demonstrate the unique and complex nature of individual pain experiences and the challenges of meaningful interpretation, particularly when patient and practitioner do… CONTINUE READING