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sorrow. Issues Ment Health Nurs 15: 59-66
Chronic Sorrow in Multiple Sclerosis: A Case Study
Multiple Sclerosis, one of the most common chronic
disabilities among young adults, may potentiate the occurrence
of chronic sorrow.
Chronic sorrow differs from acute grief because it is
permanent, periodic, and progressive in nature; it may be a
normal component of chronic illness and disability.
This study describes one woman's experience with Multiple
Sclerosis, her chronic sorrow, about the trajectory of her
disability, her progressive loss of bodily function, and the
stigma of chronic illness. It also reports some of the
feelings experienced by her husband, the primary caregiver.
MA; Burke, ML; Lindgren, CL; Eakes, GG
Home healthcare Nurse
1993 Mar-Apr; 11(2): 9-13