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Title: "Normal's different for me now" : a qualitative study of women's experiences of ending treatment for breast cancer
Author: Forrester, Karen
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2008
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The aim of this study was to explore the subjective experience of women who had ended their treatment for breast cancer. Interviews were conducted with nine women. Their accounts were recorded and transcribed verbatim, then analysed according to the principles of Constructivist Grounded Theory methodology. The results suggest that women attempt to construct a ‘new normal’ following the end of their treatment. Doing so involves women managing the loss of the hospital cocoon, regaining control, living with uncertainty, negotiating changes in their relationships and their identity and experiencing personal growth.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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