Poetry Written from the Words of People Given a Diagnosis of Dementia: A Narrative Analysis

Book chapter


Castro, M. and Clark-McGhee, Kitty 2016. Poetry Written from the Words of People Given a Diagnosis of Dementia: A Narrative Analysis. in: Reid, Hazel and West, Linden (ed.) Constructing Narratives of Continuity and Change: A transdisciplinary approach to researching lives CRC Press.
AuthorsCastro, M. and Clark-McGhee, Kitty
EditorsReid, Hazel and West, Linden
Abstract

Narrative
-
based research in dementia is limited. Theorists emphasise certain aspects
as core features of ‘analysable’
narratives that are not reliably present in narratives of
people diagnosed with dementia (e.g., temporality). This study, underpinned by social
constructionist epistemology, demonstrates that attending to such narratives provides
valuable understandings.
Some narratives evidenced speakers’ lack of agency over
their own experiences, appearing to coincide with constructions of low self
-
esteem,
hopelessness, or being positioned by others into identities contradictory to speakers’
Self
-
constructs. Yet other na
rratives demonstrated that, through acknowledgement
and support of ‘personhood’, speakers retained a sense of control and purpose in their
social worlds

Book titleConstructing Narratives of Continuity and Change: A transdisciplinary approach to researching lives
Year2016
PublisherCRC Press
Publication dates
Print05 Dec 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited06 Dec 2018
Series Routledge Research in Education
ISBN9781138291003
Web address (URL)https://www.crcpress.com/9781138291003
Additional information

This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by CRC Press in Constructing Narratives of Continuity and Change: A transdisciplinary approach to researching lives on 05/12/2016, available online: http://www.crcpress.com/9781138291003.

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