Constructing the stroke: sudden-onset narratives of stroke survivors.

  title={Constructing the stroke: sudden-onset narratives of stroke survivors.},
  author={Christopher A. Faircloth and Craig A Boylstein and Maude R Rittman and Jaber F. Gubrium},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  volume={15 7},
In this article, the authors explore the narrative production of stroke from the perspectives of survivors, that is, the stroke itself, not its implications for the individual poststroke. In the vast amount of literature on both sudden onset and chronic illness, the narrative construction of the onset of the illness, for the most part, has been ignored by social scientists, most notably in qualitative research. This is certainly true of stroke. Drawing on existing literature in both chronic… CONTINUE READING
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