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Cancer-related trauma, stigma and growth: the 'lived' experience of head and neck cancer

Threader, J.; McCormack, L.


Head and neck cancer is associated with multiple layers of distress including stigma. Stigma attraction or devalued social identity is twofold: (1) it is a cancer associated with lifestyle risk factors and (2) treatment often results in confronting facial disfigurement. Subjective interpretations from nine head and neck cancer patients were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. An overarching superordinate theme - Distress, Stigma and Psychological Growth - encompassed four...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-04-21
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Cancer Care
DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12320


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