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Fig. 3 | BMC Medical Research Methodology

Fig. 3

From: A mega-ethnography of eleven qualitative evidence syntheses exploring the experience of living with chronic non-malignant pain

Fig. 3

Line of argument – the imperative of the diagnostic ‘holy grail’. This figure presents our line of argument which hinges on a quest for the diagnostic ‘holy grail’. This quest is instigated by a life impoverished and confined. I am struggling against my body to be me. I take up the quest for the diagnostic ‘holy grail’ and am failing this quest. This means that I have lost personal credibility. I am therefore trying to keep up appearances and need to be treated with dignity. Deciding to end the quest for the grail is not easy

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