Volume 17 · Number 2 · Pages 161–164
Author’s Response: Meaningful Bridges

Maja Smrdu

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Abstract: While there are many efforts in the literature to bridge first- and third-person research methodologies, attempts to bridge phenomenology and constructivism are rarer. However, the meaningfulness of this connection, at least on the topic of (non-cancer) chronic pain, seems to be recognized by my commentators even though it remains unclear how this can be done. Also, the question of how to combine the elements of the 5E approach has not been solved yet. Some commentators provide additional support for the 5E theory of pain by emphasizing important elements for understanding pain in the context of 5E, such as communication, the relational aspect, emotional pain, and possibly related bodily experiences.


Smrdu M. (2022) Author’s response: Meaningful bridges. Constructivist Foundations 17(2): 161–164. https://constructivist.info/17/2/161

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