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dc.contributor.advisorQuigley, Jean
dc.contributor.authorNí Mháille, Gráinne
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-28T11:53:45Z
dc.date.available2018-11-28T11:53:45Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationGráinne Ní Mháille, 'Body, self and world : the embodied experience of chronic illness and medical technology', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Psychology, 2009, pp 280
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 8722
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/85381
dc.description.abstractIllness and medical treatment profoundly alter how we experience the body and relate to our worlds. The aim of this thesis is to carry out a conceptual and empirical analysis of the role of the body in the experience of health and medical treatment. Design: 20 (7 men, 13 women) semi-structured interviews were carried out with individuals who had been diagnosed with renal failure or cancer. The technologies of haemodialysis (5), radiation therapy (7) and surgery (8) were investigated. Analysis: The interviews were analysed using a two-step analysis: (i) a thematic analysis that generated themes, which described the participants’ experiences of illness and treatment, was conducted; (ii) an interpretative analysis that generated themes pertaining to the embodied experience of illness and medical treatment. Results: Two overarching motifs were generated in the findings: (i) the impact of illness and medical treatment on the individual in a physical, personal and social sense; (ii) the role of embodied meaning in the experience of illness and medical treatment. Conclusions: Embodied experiences are meaningful. Bodily changes are not experienced objectively: rather they have repercussions for the individual. Conclusions were drawn which suggested practical implications for healthcare as well as theoretical implications about how we can reintroduce the body into psychology.
dc.format1 volume
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTrinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Psychology
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dc.subjectPsychology, Ph.D.
dc.subjectPh.D. Trinity College Dublin
dc.titleBody, self and world : the embodied experience of chronic illness and medical technology
dc.typethesis
dc.type.supercollectionthesis_dissertations
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publications
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 280
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