Disruption foreclosed: older women's cancer narratives.

@article{Sinding2008DisruptionFO,
  title={Disruption foreclosed: older women's cancer narratives.},
  author={Christina Sinding and Jennifer A. Wiernikowski},
  journal={Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          389-411
        }
}
A challenge has emerged to Bury's (1982) conceptualization of chronic illness as biographical disruption. The idea that certain life circumstances--notably older age or the presence of significant health and social problems--render the experience of chronic illness biographically 'continuous' or 'reinforcing' has gained currency in the social study of chronic illness. This article draws from a qualitative study with women diagnosed with cancer in their 70s or 80s. Respondents' narratives… CONTINUE READING
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