Las representaciones sociales del cáncer y de la quimioterapia en la familia del paciente oncológico

Translated title of the contribution: Social Representations of Cancer and Chemotherapy in the Cancer Patient’s Family As representações sociais do cáncer e da quimioterapia na família do paciente oncológico

Ximena Palacios Espinosa, Maria Isabel Gonzalez Devalencia, Bruna Zani

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Abstract

This qualitative study aimed to analyze the Social Representations (SR) of cancer and chemotherapy in 25 families of adult cancer patients with whom in-depth interviews were conducted and who participated in a free association test. We used Atlas.ti for the data analysis which were analyzed was done based on SR theory. It was found that the patient’s family member plays a central role; they have various functions such as support and containment are as involved as the patient in the disease process. Thus, the family members represent cancer and chemotherapy in a predominantly negative way, favoring the presence of anxiety and suffering.
Translated title of the contributionSocial Representations of Cancer and Chemotherapy in the Cancer Patient’s Family As representações sociais do cáncer e da quimioterapia na família do paciente oncológico
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)497 - 515
Number of pages18
JournalAvances en Psicologia Latinoamericana
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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