Sustaining the cocoon: the emotional inoculation produced by complementary therapies in palliative care.

@article{Garnett2003SustainingTC,
  title={Sustaining the cocoon: the emotional inoculation produced by complementary therapies in palliative care.},
  author={Marion Garnett},
  journal={European journal of cancer care},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={129-36}
}
The aim of this study is to explore, from a medical sociological perspective, the use of complementary therapies by palliative care nurses. This paper shows how the conceptual vocabulary developed by Giddens [Giddens A. (1990) The Consequences of Modernity. Polity Press, Cambridge; Giddens A. (1991) Modernity and Self-Identity. Polity Press, Cambridge] relating to trust, ontological security, existential anxiety and the importance of protective cocoons, facilitates understanding of the use of… CONTINUE READING