Words can hurt - how the language of ‘pain catastrophisation’ has had its day
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Words can hurt - how the language of ‘pain catastrophisation’ has had its day

Pearce Lynne Health journalist

People who live with chronic pain can feel belittled by the terminology clinicians use

Living with chronic pain can cast a long shadow over someone’s life, with the distress felt by some historically labelled by clinicians as ‘pain catastrophising’.

Nursing Standard. 35, 9, 69-71. doi: 10.7748/ns.35.9.69.s21

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