Breast Cancer Survivorship: Intersecting Gendered Discourses in a 5-Year Follow-Up Study
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
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 36, no 5, 617-633 p.
breast cancer, art therapy, gender, follow-up, critical disursive psycology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101160DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2015.1017640ISI: 000353712900004PubMedID: 25692802OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-101160DiVA: diva2:798388