Survivorship as craft and conviction: reflections on research in progress.

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Source
Qual Health Res. 2003 Feb;13(2):247-55
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-2003
Author
Arthur W Frank
Author Affiliation
University of Calgary.
Source
Qual Health Res. 2003 Feb;13(2):247-55
Date
Feb-2003
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adaptation, Psychological
Altruism
Canada
Child
Female
Freedom
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Moral Obligations
Narration
Quality of Life
Self Efficacy
Social Support
Survivors - psychology
Abstract
The choice of some illness survivors to engage in service to other ill people, and thus to focus their lives on illness longer than their own treatment requires, is not self-evident. The authors describes alternative cultural narratives of survivorship, proposes an understanding of survivorship as a form of craft, and considers the societal mortality that is reflected in survivor's accounts of their service work.
PubMed ID
12643031 View in PubMed
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