Turning points and protective processes in the lives of people with chronic disabilities.

@article{King2003TurningPA,
  title={Turning points and protective processes in the lives of people with chronic disabilities.},
  author={Gillian King and Tamzin Cathers and Elizabeth Aubrey Brown and Jacqueline Specht and Colleen Willoughby and Janice Miller Polgar and E. A. Mackinnon and Linda K Smith and Lisa Havens},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={184-206}
}
In this qualitative study, the authors examined the nature of resilience in people with chronic disabilities. Fifteen people with disabilities identified the factors that helped or hindered them at major turning points, and the triggers and resolutions to these turning points. Turning points were emotionally compelling experiences and realizations that involved meaning acquired through the routes of belonging, doing, or understanding the self or the world. The major protective factors were… CONTINUE READING