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Lives lived longer: Chronic pain, subjective well-being, and occupation 

Lives lived longer: Chronic pain, subjective well-being, and occupation
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Lives lived longer: Chronic pain, subjective well-being, and occupation
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Christopher Eccleston

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10.1093/med/9780198828273.003.0008
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date: 01 April 2020

We are living longer. Later life for many will be characterized by learning to live with pain, and how to live well despite pain. Theories of adjustment are reviewed with a focus on the dual process model of coping, which puts all attempts at coping with adversity within in a developmental and ageing framework. Examples of how one comes to negotiate what is possible, desirable, achievable, and allowable in later life occupation are explored. Finally, a consideration of this new age is discussed with its implications for identity and for social change.

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