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Living and Dying with Cancer

Living and Dying with Cancer

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  • Date Published: August 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521546676

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  • Based on extensive interviews carried out by the author, a series of individual narratives explores the impact of being diagnosed with cancer on those with the disease and the people around them. It reveals how the experience of the disease and even the way it develops is affected by the social context of the people involved, as well as their own characteristics. The volume will be an invaluable resource, not only for social scientists and health professionals, but also for those coming to terms with the impact of cancer on their own lives.

    • Accessible and moving account of people diagnosed with and dying of cancer
    • Places death and dying within a social context
    • Draws on compelling empirical research ranging from longitudinal interviews to hospice based case studies
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Angela Armstrong-Coster's book Living and Dying with Cancer is an excellent resource for health care professionals working in clinical areas where patients with cancer are cared for."
    -Katherine Michaels, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pain-Talk

    "The voices Armstrong-Coster allows us to hear are so powerful that I found myself wanting to skip directly from one participant to the next...The strength of Armstrong-Corster's work lies in her longitudinal interviewing...The quotations from respondents are generously long and rich in content, and few researchers follow a cohort for 6 years."
    -Arthur W. Frank, University of Calgary, Qualitative Sociology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521546676
    • length: 210 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface. Opening the silence
    1. Mortality in modern culture
    2. Stage 1 - departure
    3. Stage 2 - exploration
    4. Stage 3 - anticipation
    5. Stage 4 - destination
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  • Author

    Angela Armstrong-Coster, University of Southampton
    Angela Armstrong-Coster is a Lecturer in the School of Social Science, University of Southampton, with interests in palliative care, death and dying and narrative research. She is also a regular contributor to the media in these areas.

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