It is hard work behaving as a credible patient: encounters between women with chronic pain and their doctors.

  title={It is hard work behaving as a credible patient: encounters between women with chronic pain and their doctors.},
  author={A. Werner and K. Malterud},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={57 8},
  • A. Werner, K. Malterud
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Social science & medicine
  • In various studies during the last decade, women with medically unexplained disorders have reported negative experiences during medical encounters. Accounts of being met with scepticism and lack of comprehension, feeling rejected, ignored, and being belittled, blamed for their condition and assigned psychological explanation models are common. Women patients exerted themselves to attract the doctor's medical attention and interest, and were anxious to be considered as whiners or complainers… CONTINUE READING
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