Experiences of African-Caribbean women of their body after stroke

Moorely, Calvin R. and Cahill, Sharon (2018) Experiences of African-Caribbean women of their body after stroke. Nursing Times, 114 (5). pp. 52-55. ISSN 0954-7762

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Abstract

The human body is more than just organs and tissues: it has a social dimension and is used to make sense of the world, including health and illness. In stroke survivors, physical disability affects the body but also a personal identity. A qualitative study exploring the experience of life after stroke among six older African-Caribbean women shows how these women used the feelings generated by their bodies to make sense of illness, make decisions about their health, and negotiate and adjust to life after stroke. Interpretative phenomenological analysis allowed us to determine collective themes that reflect how illness was embodied in that group.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine and health
Psychology
Depositing User: Kevin Sanders
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2019 13:30
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 14:50
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6561

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