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 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|
|Pages (from-to)||497 - 515|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Avances en Psicologia Latinoamericana|
|State||Published - 2015|