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La douleur de l’exil

Abstract : The expression of pain is very present among the elderly to express their bodily experience or what can be difficult to express with words. This expression, which often manifests as a complaint, is all the more pronounced among subjects having undergone the difficult experience of exile. The most extreme cases concern those who have aged in a foreign land, alone, ill and anxious about dying without the support and security of a family. Clinical experience shows that pain can paradoxically function as a defence in order to feel oneself exist and alive, and to express one’s unhappiness.
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Rajaa Stitou. La douleur de l’exil. Douleur et Analgésie, Springer Verlag/Lavoisier, 2020, 33 (2), pp.83-86. ⟨10.3166/dea-2020-0102⟩. ⟨hal-03122456⟩

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