Uncertainty of social network members in the case of communication-debilitating illness or injury.

@article{DonovanKicken2008UncertaintyOS,
  title={Uncertainty of social network members in the case of communication-debilitating illness or injury.},
  author={Erin Donovan-Kicken and Jennifer J Bute},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={
          5-18
        }
}
Uncertainty is a consequential aspect of chronic illness for patients as well as their family and friends, yet little research has focused on how non-ill individuals experience uncertainty about the condition of someone in their social network. Thirty-one individuals with loved ones who had a communication-debilitating illness or injury (CDI) participated in one-on-one interviews about their experiences. We analyzed transcripts for participants' sources of uncertainty and for ways that they… CONTINUE READING

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