Dying and relational aftermath concerns among terminal cancer patients in China

Cao, Yanmei, Li, Wendy, and Xue, Yunzhen (2020) Dying and relational aftermath concerns among terminal cancer patients in China. Death Studies, 44 (9). pp. 586-595.

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Abstract

The need to make sense of one's mortality is of central concern for death studies. We aimed to explore the meaning of aftermath concerns in the process of preparing for dying. Using a qualitative approach, we explored aftermath concerns among 25 participants with terminal cancer in China. Three aftermath concern themes were developed from the participants' narratives: mental concerns about parents, material concerns about children, and spiritual concerns about the self. Aftermath concerns are relational because they are not about what happens within an individual, but between individuals which are manifested within the broader cultural, social, economic and political contexts.

Item ID: 57798
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1091-7683
Keywords: palliative care, dying, aftermath concerns, filial piety, cobweb self
Copyright Information: © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. The Author Accepted Manuscript version of this publication is available Open Access from ResearchOnline@JCU as per the publisher’s policies, from 7 May 2020.
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2019 23:58
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920211 Palliative Care @ 100%
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