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Understanding the Role of Personal Transformation in Adults who have Survived Childhood Cancer


Understanding the Role of Personal Transformation in Adults who have Survived Childhood Cancer

Goldstein, Cathy A. (2010) Understanding the Role of Personal Transformation in Adults who have Survived Childhood Cancer. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Understanding the Role of Transformation in Adults who have Survived Childhood Cancer
Cathy Ann Goldstein
The narrative stories of transformation of childhood cancer survivors were examined in comparison to the established research in the same area. The established research that is available is based on statistical criteria, which examines the quality of life of adult survivors. Based on such criteria, the quality of life of childhood cancer survivors has indicated mixed results indicating that more research is needed to better serve the growing population of survivors. In contrast, this study sought to compare the outcome of a quality of life survey versus the individual stories of survivors. The findings suggest that the survey does not accurately reflect the quality of life of the adult survivors. Also by including narrative stories this study offers a forum for survivors by giving them a voice.
Keywords: adult, cancer, childhood, quality, life, narratives, stories, survivors

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Education
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Goldstein, Cathy A.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Child Study
Date:31 August 2010
Thesis Supervisor(s):Petrakos, Hariclia
Keywords:Keywords: adult, cancer, childhood, quality, life, narratives, stories, survivors
ID Code:6826
Deposited On:27 Oct 2010 18:24
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:29



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