Perceiving Benefits in the Cancer Experience

  title={Perceiving Benefits in the Cancer Experience},
  author={Andrea A. Thornton},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings},
The potential for benefits to be construed under stressful circumstances has become a topic of interest for researchers studying psychological reactions to adversity. This paper examines benefit-construal following one such stressful event—cancer. A simple framework is presented to organize qualitative and quantitative data from various literatures, including psychology, nursing, oncology, and social work, into 3 areas in which cancer survivors frequently report deriving benefits: life… CONTINUE READING