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Title: Fibromyalgia : insights from narrative analysis : cognitive factors associated with depression in breast cancer
Author: Caswell , Stephen Edward
ISNI:       0000 0004 5994 935X
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2015
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Fibromyalgia: insights from narrative analysis. Drawing on narrative data from an autobiographical interview with a man who has fibromyalgia, this study provides an exploration of how stories from his life are used in the construction of a preferred identity The analysis focuses on thematic content, linguistic and structural phenomena, and on dialogic-performable aspects of the narrative. Themes are discussed In relation to the construction of a preferred identity. As narratives are co-constructed the contributive role of interpersonal, social positional, and ideological aspects of the interview setting are considered. A secondary gain of pain that is set within a communicative context is detailed. The discussion examines how preferred identity narratives can hide meaning from both narrator and audience as a defence against anxiety. The implications of this for healthcare and psychotherapeutic practice are considered. For instance, that a patients underlying concerns about their sense of self and identity must be addressed if successful behavioural change is to occur. The study offers insights that may enrich a holistic therapeutic approach in the care of individuals with FM. Cognitive factors associated with depression in breast cancer.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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