'Let me explain': narrative emplotment and one patient's experience of oral cancer.

@article{Crossley2003LetME,
  title={'Let me explain': narrative emplotment and one patient's experience of oral cancer.},
  author={Michele L Crossley},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={439-48}
}
Recent research has investigated the way in which serious illness potentially poses a threat to peoples' sense of ontological security by throwing into doubt assumptions about time and the future. One of the main ways in which people adjust to such threats is through the use of narrative (either consciously or unconsciously) which helps to make sense of illness. Of particular relevance to people learning to live with a cancer diagnosis, is the concept of 'therapeutic emplotment' developed by… CONTINUE READING

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