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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915091/working-with-the-complexity-and-refusing-to-simplify-undocuqueer-meaning-making-at-the-intersection-of-lgbtq-and-immigrant-rights-discourses
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Jesus Cisneros
This study brings gender, sexuality, and immigration status, and their conceptual margins, to the center of analysis via the narratives of 31 self-identified undocuqueer immigrants. Undocuqueer immigrants ascribe meaning to their experiences by producing alternate subjectivities and subject positions that resist multiple axes of oppression. These subjectivities problematize the exclusionary repercussions of single axis identity categorization that mostly benefit those who already have some structural privileges...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911327/negotiating-power-relations-gender-equality-and-collective-agency-are-village-health-committees-transformative-social-spaces-in-northern-india
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Kerry Scott, Asha S George, Steven A Harvey, Shinjini Mondal, Gupteswar Patel, Kabir Sheikh
BACKGROUND: Participatory health initiatives ideally support progressive social change and stronger collective agency for marginalized groups. However, this empowering potential is often limited by inequalities within communities and between communities and outside actors (i.e. government officials, policymakers). We examined how the participatory initiative of Village Health, Sanitation, and Nutrition Committees (VHSNCs) can enable and hinder the renegotiation of power in rural north India...
September 15, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904601/from-militant-voices-to-militant-irony-examining-identity-memory-and-conflict-in-the-basque-country
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Ignacio Brescó de Luna
Collective memory and identity so often go hand in hand with conflicts. Alongside the use of violence, conflicts unfold against the backdrop of different narratives about the past through which groups constantly remind themselves of the supposed origin of the conflict, and consequently, what position individuals are expected to take as members of the group. Narratives - as symbolic tools for interpreting the past and the present, as well as happenings that have yet to occur - simultaneously underpin, and are underpinned by, the position held by each warring faction...
August 2017: Europe's journal of psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901830/-why-am-i-the-way-i-am-narrative-work-in-the-context-of-stigmatized-identities
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Jake Rance, Rebecca Gray, Max Hopwood
There are particular complexities faced by people attempting to tell their stories in the context of social stigma, such as the hostility which often surrounds injecting drug use. In this article, we identify some of the distinct advantages of taking a narrative approach to understanding these complexities by exploring a single case study, across two life-history interviews, with "Jimmy," a young man with a history of social disadvantage, incarceration, and heroin dependence. Drawing on Miranda Fricker's notion of "hermeneutical injustice," we consider the effects of stigmatization on the sociocultural practice of storytelling...
September 1, 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890451/in-the-matter-of-stories
#5
Hilde Lindemann
This essay lays out some of the many resources that a background in literary studies has to offer bioethics. After identifying four useful characteristics of stories, it briefly discusses some kinds of moral work that stories can be put to, including countering ethically undesirable stories and modeling ethically troubling situations. Stories can be invoked in our moral reasoning, compared and parsed, and used to teach moral lessons. They can help us discern which moral concepts are operative in a specific instance...
2017: Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883925/combining-creative-writing-and-narrative-analysis-to-deliver-new-insights-into-the-impact-of-pulmonary-hypertension
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Julia C Goddard, Iain J Armstrong, David G Kiely, Charlie A Elliot, Athanasios Charalampopoulos, Robin Condliffe, Brendan J Stone, Ian Sabroe
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary hypertension is life limiting. Delays in diagnosis are common, and even after treatment has been initiated, pulmonary hypertension has marked effects on many aspects of social and physical function. We believed that a new approach to examining disease impact could be achieved through a combination of narrative research and creative writing. METHODS: Detailed unstructured narrative interviews with people with pulmonary hypertension were analysed thematically...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876438/influence-of-short-term-study-abroad-experiences-on-community-health-baccalaureate-students
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Lynelle Philips, Tina Bloom, Tammie Gainey, Ellen Chiocca
BACKGROUND: Very short study abroad programs may be most feasible in undergraduate nursing programs, but little research describes their value for prospective nurses. The narratives of senior baccalaureate nursing students (N = 62) who traveled for 2 weeks to Cape Coast, Ghana, between semesters for a faculty-led community health clinical experience were analyzed. METHOD: Students responded to pre- and posttravel semi-structured, open-ended prompts regarding expectations and perceptions of culture, health, and happiness...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875484/women-s-auto-biography-and-dissociative-identity-disorder-implications-for-mental-health-practice
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Kendal Tomlinson, Charley Baker
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is an uncommon disorder that has long been associated with exposure to traumatic stressors exceeding manageable levels commonly encompassing physical, psychological and sexual abuse in childhood that is prolonged and severe in nature. In DID, dissociation continues after the traumatic experience and produces a disruption in identity where distinct personality states develop. These personalities are accompanied by variations in behaviour, emotions, memory, perception and cognition...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853969/the-active-engagement-model-of-applied-ethics-as-a-structure-for-ethical-reflection-in-the-context-of-course-based-service-learning
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Kathryn C Nesbit, Gail M Jensen, Clare Delany
PURPOSE: The purpose of this case report is to explore the active engagement model as a tool to illuminate the ethical reflections of student physical therapists in the context of service learning in a developing country. METHODS: The study participants were a convenience sample of six students. The study design is a case report using a phenomenological perspective. Data were collected from students' narrative writing and semi-structured interviews. The steps of the active engagement model provided the structural framework for student responses...
August 30, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843043/parents-traces-in-life-when-and-how-parents-are-presented-in-spontaneous-life-narratives
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Christin Köber, Tilmann Habermas
OBJECTIVE: Although parents are acknowledged to be a part of their children's personality and narrative identity and to remain important across the lifespan, narrative personality research has not yet explored the spontaneous presentation of parents in life stories. Therefore this study examined longitudinally the place given to parents when crafting one's life narrative and how this changes with age. Furthermore, in contrast to prior studies, we focused on spontaneous mentions of parents...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Personality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835174/personal-identity-narratives-of-therapeutic-songwriting-participants-following-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-series-analysis
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Chantal Roddy, Nikki Rickard, Jeanette Tamplin, Felicity Anne Baker
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) patients face unique identity challenges associated with physical limitations, higher comorbid depression, increased suicidality and reduced subjective well-being. Post-injury identity is often unaddressed in subacute rehabilitation environments where critical physical and functional rehabilitation goals are prioritized. Therapeutic songwriting has demonstrated prior efficacy in promoting healthy adjustment and as a means of expression for post-injury narratives...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835130/adaptation-to-a-changed-body-experiences-of-living-with-long-term-pelvic-girdle-pain-after-childbirth
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Annelie Gutke, Jennifer Bullington, Madeleine Lund, Mari Lundberg
PURPOSE: To explore how women experience living with long-term pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine women with persistent pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain of 2-13 years were recruited by means of purposive sampling from long-term follow-up studies. The women were 28-42 years of age and had given birth to 2-3 children. Audio-taped in-depth interview with open-ended questions were used with the guiding question 'How do you experience living with pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain?'...
August 23, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833186/identity-development-in-cultural-context-the-role-of-deviating-from-master-narratives
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Kate C McLean, Jennifer P Lilgendahl, Chelsea Fordham, Elizabeth Alpert, Emma Marsden, Kathryn Szymanowski, Dan P McAdams
OBJECTIVE: The great majority of research on identity and personality development has focused on individual processes of development, to the relative neglect of the cultural context of development. We employ a recently articulated framework for the examination of identity development in context, centered on the construct of master narratives, or culturally shared stories. METHOD: Across three studies we asked emerging and mid-life adults (n = 512) to narrate personal experiences of deviations from these master narratives...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Personality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831684/distinct-and-untamed-articulating-bulimic-identities
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Karin Eli
Bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are inextricably linked, with substantial clinical and epidemiological overlaps. Yet, while anorexia has been analyzed extensively in medical anthropology, bulimia remains under-theorized. This is, perhaps, because, compared to self-starvation, binge eating presents a logic of practice that is difficult to reconcile with culturally reified notions of self-control, transcendence, and hard work. Thus, although anthropologists have analyzed anorexic subjectivities as imbued with a sense of cleanliness and purity, moral superiority, and heroics, similar analyses have not been extended to bulimic subjectivities; instead, bulimia has been subsumed, as a tangential disorder, into analyses of anorexia...
August 22, 2017: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807487/exploring-how-prison-based-drug-rehabilitation-programming-shapes-racial-disparities-in-substance-use-disorder-recovery
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Erin M Kerrison
Prison-based therapeutic community (TC) programming is derived from the perspective that drug addiction is primarily symptomatic of cognitive dysfunction, poor emotional management, and underdeveloped self-reliance skills, and can be addressed in a collaborative space where a strong ideological commitment to moral reform and personal responsibility is required of its members. In this space, evidence of rehabilitation is largely centered on the client's relationship to language and the public adoption of a "broken self" narrative...
August 5, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795977/strategies-for-supporting-physician-scientists-in-faculty-roles-a-narrative-review-with-key-informant-consultations
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Lorelei Lingard, Peter Zhang, Michael Strong, Margaret Steele, John Yoo, James Lewis
PURPOSE: Physician-scientists are a population in decline globally. Solutions to reverse this decline often have focused on the training pipeline. Less attention has been paid to reducing attrition post training, when physician-scientists take up faculty roles. However, this period is a known time of vulnerability because of the pressures of clinical duties and the long timeline to securing independent research funding. This narrative review explored existing knowledge regarding how best to support physician-scientists for success in their faculty roles...
August 8, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789595/personal-narrative-approaches-in-rehabilitation-following-traumatic-brain-injury-a-synthesis-of-qualitative-research
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Kate D'Cruz, Jacinta Douglas, Tanya Serry
Although narrative storytelling has been found to assist identity construction, there is little direct research regarding its application in rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury (TBI). The aim of this review was to identify published evidence on the use of personal narrative approaches in rehabilitation following TBI and to synthesise the findings across this literature. A systematic search of four databases was conducted in December 2016. No limit was set on the start date of the search. Personal narrative approaches were defined as direct client participation in sharing personal stories using written, spoken or visual methods...
August 9, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777660/moral-adherence-hiv-treatment-undetectability-and-stigmatized-viral-loads-among-haitians-in-south-florida
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Chelsea Cormier McSwiggin
In the United States, HIV is rendered a chronic condition, and viral transmission is minimized through strict adherence to pharmaceutical treatment. Treatment reduces viral loads to untraceable levels in the blood, a status known as 'undetectable', as determined by laboratory testing. For Haitians living with HIV in South Florida, 'undetectable' has become more than a viral status; it is a means to know and govern themselves as moral actors and to survey and stigmatize others who remain 'detectable'. The ethnographic evidence I present here suggests that Haitians adopt novel forms of subjectivity based on undetectability, producing identities entangled in biotechnical categorizations and dominant narratives of responsibility, morality, and health...
August 4, 2017: Medical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767498/the-road-to-rural-primary-care-a-narrative-review-of-factors-that-help-develop-recruit-and-retain-rural-primary-care-physicians
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Anna Beth Parlier, Shelley L Galvin, Sarah Thach, David Kruidenier, Ernest Blake Fagan
PURPOSE: To examine the literature documenting successes in recruiting and retaining rural primary care physicians. METHOD: The authors conducted a narrative review of literature on individual, educational, and professional characteristics and experiences that lead to recruitment and retention of rural primary care physicians. In May 2016, they searched MEDLINE, PubMed, CINAHL, ERIC, Web of Science, Google Scholar, the Grey Literature Report, and reference lists of included studies for literature published in or after 1990 in the United States, Canada, or Australia...
August 1, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767007/-i-am-not-a-friend-to-men-embodiment-and-desire-in-magnus-hirschfeld-s-transvestites-case-studies
#20
Emma Heaney
This article reads sexological case studies of the fin-de siècle that contain accounts of trans women's lives in the period. It argues that these sources contradict the diagnostic criteria that doctors determine as the factors that define trans feminine identity in the period: desire for men, social isolation, and tortured bodily dissatisfaction. Chief among these contradictions is the prevalence of the expression of trans women's desire for women and easy participation in women's social and kinship networks...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Lesbian Studies
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