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Cancer-Patients-Psychology

2015

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How Do The Online Illness Narratives Of People Living With Advanced-State Cancer Inform Clinical Social Work Practice With This Population?, Jenny B. Grabelsky, Jenny B. Leitson-Grabelsky Jan 2015

How Do The Online Illness Narratives Of People Living With Advanced-State Cancer Inform Clinical Social Work Practice With This Population?, Jenny B. Grabelsky, Jenny B. Leitson-Grabelsky

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

This exploratory-descriptive study set out to identify the unmet needs of people living with advanced cancer, and how those needs might be addressed by clinical social workers. To this end, the previous literature on this topic was reviewed, and the online illness narratives of ten people living with advanced cancer were examined. The narratives, which portrayed the lived experiences of the population at the heart of this study, were then compared and contrasted with previous research findings to identify areas of need that have not been mentioned in the literature and/or require additional attention and resources. The existing literature ...