Constructing agency in treatment decisions: negotiating responsibility in cancer.

@article{Bishop2004ConstructingAI,
  title={Constructing agency in treatment decisions: negotiating responsibility in cancer.},
  author={Felicity L Bishop and Lucy Yardley},
  journal={Health},
  year={2004},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={465-82}
}
People belonging to cancer patient support groups participated in focus groups concerning their experiences of orthodox and complementary medicine. Their accounts of treatment decisions for cancer were analysed through discourse analysis. Accounts of both complementary and orthodox medicine addressed an ideological dilemma concerning the positioning of individuals as active or passive. Active positions were congruent with the everyday value of autonomy and responsible individuality, but… CONTINUE READING

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