Pain as a metaphor for illness. Part I: Impact of cancer pain on family caregivers.

@article{Ferrell1991PainAA,
  title={Pain as a metaphor for illness. Part I: Impact of cancer pain on family caregivers.},
  author={Betty Ferrell and Michelle I Rhiner and Marlene Zichi Cohen and Marcia M Grant},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  year={1991},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={1303-9}
}
While previous research has focused on patients' or professional caregivers' perspective of pain, this study describes cancer pain from the family caregivers' perspective. Chronic pain, which is associated with malignant disease, produces an intense burden on the patient as well as on the entire family. This qualitative study included 85 family caregivers of patients with cancer pain. Data were collected using an interview guide, and verbatim responses were analyzed for themes. The results… CONTINUE READING

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