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Title: Cancer storytelling: a study of well-being expressions made by patients.
Author: Brown, Gregory
de Jong, Jim J. W.
Issue Date: 2018
Publication Title: Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling
Volume: 72
Issue: 1
Start Page: 37
End Page: 44
Abstract: Many cancer patients tell their story to help others. This paper reports a study of 160 such stories, which were processed using a grounded theory methodology. The stories were rich in emotional words and in metaphors and these, along with self-talk and meaning-for-life, provided the commonest indications of the patients' well-being. Cancer patients, through the process of telling their story, help themselves and enhance their well-being. The method of active listening is described, with associated risks for professionals.
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ISSN: 1542-3050
DOI: http://10.1177/1542305018754796
Internal ID Number: 01143
Health Subject: CANCER
Type: Journal Article
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