Suffering

pain, mental, or emotional unhappiness caused by bad things happening

Suffering is pain or mental or emotional unhappiness caused by bad things happening, like disasters or illness. It is an important topic in philosophy, and religion. Much health care exists to help people who are suffering. It is proposed to be defined as an unpleasant experience as it affects a person at a psychophysical and existential level.[1]

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  1. Bueno-Gómez, Noelia (2017-09-29). "Conceptualizing suffering and pain". Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine. 12 (1): 7. doi:10.1186/s13010-017-0049-5. ISSN 1747-5341. PMC 5621131. PMID 28958214.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: PMC format (link)