Creating meaning: the cancer survivorship experiences of young adults in Australia, England and the United States

Tindle, Danielle A. (2015) Creating meaning: the cancer survivorship experiences of young adults in Australia, England and the United States. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This cross-cultural research examined the phenomenon of cancer survivorship through an analysis of the experiences of adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer in Australia, England and the United States of America. The research enhances understanding of how meaning and identity develop in relation to cancer interpretively and socioculturally, and the implications for quality of life in adulthood. In so doing, the study explored the existential challenges young people confront when negotiating illness, identity formation and meaning-making, amid the complex matrix of youth and life stage transitions, cultural norms and practices, and varied healthcare environments.

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ID Code: 82216
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Windsor, Carol & Yates, Patsy
Keywords: cancer survivorship, adolescent and young adult, AYA, TYA, Gadamer, hermeneutics, identity, narrative, temporality, meaning
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 23 Mar 2015 02:37
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:26

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