Adaptation to Chronic Pain
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...Adaptation to Chronic Pain Adaptation to Chronic Pain Karen Dunn is an associate whose expertise lies in surgical, gerontological, and critical care nursing. Over many years, she actively participated in research work on chronic pain, stress and coping, aging and spirituality, and self-care practices. In the past years, she has taught about chronic illnesses, pathophysiology, theories of aging, and nursing care for old adults. Her research and education on chronic illness led to the formulation of her theory of adapting to chronic pain. Older adults experience chronic pain, which if undertreated can affect the physical, emotional, social,...