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Qualitative Research & Pain

A Special Issue from the Canadian Journal of Pain

Join us in our mission to advance the understanding of the multidimensional experience of pain

Pain is a subjective experience with sensory, cognitive, social and emotional dimensions. There is a growing recognition of the value of qualitative research for the investigation of complex health phenomena, such as pain. Qualitative methods have facilitated rigorous, detailed examinations of the meaning and experience of pain, yielding rich insights not accessible via quantitative methods.

Through the robust examination of personal narratives, institutional processes and lived experiences, qualitative research has begun to advance our understanding of the multidimensional experience of pain, barriers to evidence-based pain care and approaches to pain education across the lifespan. This special issue is dedicated to highlighting the current and future contributions of qualitative research on pain. For this special issue, both original research and review articles will be considered.

We encourage submissions that
  1. Present empirical qualitative data on a pain-related population
  2. Synthesize qualitative literature on pain
  3. And address theoretical and methodological issues related to advancing qualitative research on pain

We welcome manuscripts focused on various qualitative approaches (e.g., ethnography, grounded theory, narrative inquiry, phenomenology etc.), populations (e.g., ages, diagnoses, patients/providers etc.), and contexts (e.g., health settings, systems etc.)

Canadian Journal of Pain

The official journal of the Canadian Pain Society. CJP is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original articles from all disciplines involved in the study of pain.

Language: English

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Submission guidelines

Manuscript submissions are due by November 1, 2019.

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Canadian Journal of Pain Instructions for Authors and submitted through the Manuscript Central Submission Portal. All submitted manuscripts will undergo peer review prior to a decision on publication. As the Canadian Journal of Pain is an open-access journal, accepted manuscripts will be subject to the Journal’s article publishing charge.

Please direct inquiries about this special issue to the guest editors, Dr. Fiona Webster and Perri Tutelman via guest-editor@canjpain.com.

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Editorial information

  • Editor-in-Chief: Joel D. Katz , York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Guest Editor: Dr. Fiona Webster,Western University, Ontario, Canada 
  • Guest Editor: Perri Tutelman, Dalhousie University, Centre for Pediatric Pain Research, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada 

Canadian Journal of Pain