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Chronic Pain Conceptualization and Religious Interpretation

William L. Conwill
Journal of Religion and Health
Vol. 25, No. 1 (Spring, 1986), pp. 46-50
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27505856
Page Count: 5
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Chronic Pain Conceptualization and Religious Interpretation
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Abstract

The pastoral counselor often interviews patients suffering from chronic pain. Many of them express religious notions about their suffering. This article examines some traditional concepts of pain and types of religious interpretations, and proposes appropriate roles for the pastoral counselor.

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