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Risk, Uncertainty and Life Threatening Trauma: Analysing Stroke Survivor's Accounts of Life after Stroke

Alaszewski, Andy, Alaszewski, Helen P., Potter, Jonathan (2006) Risk, Uncertainty and Life Threatening Trauma: Analysing Stroke Survivor's Accounts of Life after Stroke. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 7 (1). pp. 1-18. ISSN 1438-5627. (KAR id:3579)

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Abstract

This paper examines the ways in which

uncertainties of their situation. It draws on

stroke survivors (aged between 38 and 89 years).

experience of stroke and post stroke recovery.

unanticipated event in which there was a failure of

security and increased their awareness of and

outside the home, created awareness of a new

stroke, and could damage their social standing.

such uncertainties. They shortened their time

discussing them in very vague and general terms.

each day as it comes" or developed goals to

goals involved challenges and there was in some

voluntary risk-taking provided an opportunity for

survivors social standing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: stroke, stroke recovery, risk, risk-taking, time, uncertainty
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2008 15:14 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3579 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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