Sudden illness and storytelling : identifying spiritual resilience in a liminal space : a phenomenological and narrative research project

Full Title
Sudden illness and storytelling : identifying spiritual resilience in a liminal space : a phenomenological and narrative research project
Author
Donna Marie Field
Abstract
More often than not, medicine has a dominant script of progressive treatment of a disease with the ultimate end goal being a cure, with full function. But this does not take into consideration that the patient’s perception of quality of life is at stake during the treatment journey. While healthcare providers will discover in their assessments the patients they treat have a form of faith, once the patient brings the words out into the open, some providers don’t know what to do. What does a provider do when the patient’s God language impinges upon the proposed treatment plan? Many providers recognize these words as those of hope, and no provider wants to trample on whatever
hope the patient is expressing; that is considered cruel and not good medicine.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Chuck DeGroat Ph.D.
Language
English
Date
2021
Number of Pages
121
Copyright Statement
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