Human agency and the process of healing: lessons learned from women living with a chronic illness--'re-writing the expert'.

@article{Tang1999HumanAA,
  title={Human agency and the process of healing: lessons learned from women living with a chronic illness--'re-writing the expert'.},
  author={Sannie Y Tang and Joan M Anderson},
  journal={Nursing inquiry},
  year={1999},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={83-93}
}
In this paper we examine the notion of human agency in the context of women experiencing a chronic illness. Based on two qualitative studies conducted with Canadian women of Chinese- and Anglo-descent living with diabetes, we unmask the complex power relations inherent in patient-practitioner interactions, and problematize the privileging of healthcare… CONTINUE READING