Self-Management for persistent pain: The blame, shame and inflame game?

Rodham, K. (2020) Self-Management for persistent pain: The blame, shame and inflame game? Palgrave Pivot, London. ISBN 9783030489687

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​This book critiques the current approach to the self-management of persistent pain. The drive towards self-management of chronic pain is flourishing as healthcare systems struggle to facilitate the care of those with long term health conditions. In this book Karen Rodham argues that albeit an empowering idea, self-management has not yet been fully translated from idea to practice and as such, runs the risk of blaming and shaming the person living with a chronic condition for failing to manage their condition effectively. She contends that the additional stress of this tension may in fact worsen their condition. Drawing from the research evidence as well as her practice experience, she advocates a move away from the terms ‘self’ and ‘management’ towards a more collaborative approach. One which takes account of the life-context of the person who is living with persistent pain.

This book explores the shortcomings of the tendency to focus on self-management without taking into account life context and considers how we got here and what can be done. It will be a valuable resource to researchers and practitioners, especially in the field of health psychology.

Publication Type: Books
Additional Information: doi:10.1007/978-3-030-48969-4
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Education, Social and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Karen Rodham
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2021 13:45
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2021 13:45

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