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CANCER STORYTELLING: Revealing prayer and well-being

Brown, Gregory Martin (2015) CANCER STORYTELLING: Revealing prayer and well-being. Doctor of Philosophy thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    This thesis found that storytellers, who shared their own cancer experience to help a listener, also found healing through the narrative process. Further, this qualitative study established a strong congruence between the spirituality, prayer and well-being within the 160 cancer patients studied. The thesis also indicated that oncology professionals who practiced active listening facilitated better and more effective communication with their patients.

    Item Type: Theses (Doctor of Philosophy)
    Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
    Keywords (separated by commas): Storytelling, cancer, prayer, spirituality, meditation, well-being, active listening, grounded theory, interpretative phenomenology, NVivo, qualitative data analysis, psycho-oncology
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Pastoral Studies
    Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
    Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
    Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2015 11:54
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2015 11:54
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1837

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