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Title: My story, my identity and my relationship with work : sickle cell disorder
Author: Newsome, Dominique
ISNI:       0000 0004 5993 2961
Awarding Body: Canterbury Christ Church University
Current Institution: Canterbury Christ Church University
Date of Award: 2016
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This study explored the narratives people living with sickle cell disorder construct to explain how the experience of employment influences their identity and subsequently their quality of life. Nine individuals with sickle cell disorder were interviewed and gave detailed autobiographical narratives which were transcribed and processed using narratives analysis. Participants were 4 men and 5 women aged between 22 and 60 years. Participants' passion for their job roles was illustrated by their positive work identities. Earlier experiences were felt to be influential on drive and resilience to work challenges. In the narratives, poor understanding of sickle cell disorder by organisations and reduced ability to manage their condition impacted physical health; psychological and emotional wellbeing; social and cultural experiences. This study has implications for the clinical practice and future research of adults living with sickle cell disorder, contributing to the broadening general understanding of sickle cell disorder.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF0636 Applied psychology ; RC0633 Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs