Show Summary Details
Page of

Emerging adulthood: Millennials, work, and pain 

Emerging adulthood: Millennials, work, and pain
Chapter:
Emerging adulthood: Millennials, work, and pain
Author(s):

Emma Fisher

, and Christopher Eccleston

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198828273.003.0006
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 01 April 2020

Millennials, born from 1980 onwards, may differ in important ways from previous generations. Differences have been explored in personality and occupational psychology, but largely ignored in medical and clinical psychology. Chronic pain, which peaks in incidence during puberty, can have negative effects on adolescents socially, emotionally, and physically. If unresolved, it may persist into adulthood, limiting opportunities. This brings challenges in understanding what it means to have chronic pain as a millennial and how this impacts on expectations and actions. In this chapter, we explore what we know from research on the millennial generation, including how millennials engage with work and with health care, and how an understanding of millennial generational features can help us determine how young people cope with pain. Finally, we consider what it means to be a millennial health-care provider, all within a generational framework.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.