Language and pain expression

J Adv Nurs. 1996 May;23(5):868-72. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1996.01072.x.


This paper arose during work for a BSc(Hons) dissertation, and considers the theoretical approach of Wittgenstein to pain analysis. This paper seeks to discuss one aspect of the research undertaken representing some of the findings which illustrate the association between pain and language.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cultural Characteristics
  • Humans
  • Kinesics
  • Language*
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Pain / ethnology
  • Pain / nursing
  • Pain / psychology*
  • Pain Measurement
  • Philosophy*
  • Psychological Theory*