Immigrant women speak of chronic illness: the social construction of the devalued self.

@article{Anderson1991ImmigrantWS,
  title={Immigrant women speak of chronic illness: the social construction of the devalued self.},
  author={Joan M Anderson},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={1991},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={710-7}
}
This inquiry into the existential experience of chronic illness by immigrant women begins from a phenomenological perspective, and proceeds to examine the context in which women's experiences are embedded. It is argued that multiple factors influence the ability to manage illness. Not least among them are the emotions that are an integral part of daily existence, and the sense of self that is constructed during the course of a chronic illness. These emotions, and the definitions of self… CONTINUE READING

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