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Breast Cancer Survivorship: Intersecting Gendered Discourses in a 5-Year Follow-Up Study
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing. (Arcum)
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing. Institutionen för Omvårdnad, kultur och hälsa, Universitet West, Trollhättan.
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2015 (English)In: Health Care for Women International, ISSN 0739-9332, E-ISSN 1096-4665, Vol. 36, no 5, 617-633 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In this article we present a follow-up study of women's interview narratives about life five to seven years after a breast cancer operation. The women had taken part in a study during the six-month post-operation period. Art therapy contributed to well-being, including strengthening personal boundaries. In the new study, interview analysis informed by critical discursive psychology indicated three problematic discourses that the women still struggled with several years after the operation: the female survivor, the "good woman", individual responsibility. We concluded that many women with a history of breast cancer need support several years after their medical treatment is finished.

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2015. Vol. 36, no 5, 617-633 p.
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breast cancer, art therapy, gender, follow-up, critical disursive psycology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101160DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2015.1017640ISI: 000353712900004PubMedID: 25692802OAI: diva2:798388
Available from: 2015-03-26 Created: 2015-03-23 Last updated: 2016-09-05Bibliographically approved

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