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Silencing the Self Across CulturesDepression and Gender in the Social World$
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Dana C. Jack and Alisha Ali

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195398090

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.001.0001

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Facilitating Women's Development through the Illness of Cancer: Depression, Self-Silencing, and Self-Care

Facilitating Women's Development through the Illness of Cancer: Depression, Self-Silencing, and Self-Care

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(p.363) Chapter 16 Facilitating Women's Development through the Illness of Cancer: Depression, Self-Silencing, and Self-Care
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Silencing the Self Across Cultures
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Mary Sormanti

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0018

This chapter describes the role of self-silencing in women's experiences of coping with cancer. It discusses various relevant psychosocial factors, including emotional distress, quality of life, and self-care agency. It provides a general framework for conceptualizing the experiences of those affected by life-threatening illness, and explores specific implications for understanding the emotional and relational issues encountered by women diagnosed with cancer. These issues include dealing with depression, attempting to engage in self-care, and contending with fears of cancer recurrence and possible death. The chapter also provides suggestions for working therapeutically and supportively to encourage positive change for women living with cancer.

Keywords:   cancer, depression, self-care, self-silencing, life-threatening illness

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