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Enacting varieties of subjectivity through practices of care: a story of living with Motor Neuron Disease

Sakellariou, Dikaios 2016. Enacting varieties of subjectivity through practices of care: a story of living with Motor Neuron Disease. Qualitative Health Research 26 (14) , pp. 1902-1910. 10.1177/1049732315584744

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Abstract

People living with disability or chronic illness often use practices of care to construct a version of life they are satisfied with. Drawing from a narrative-based study with people living with motor neuron disease, I show how one couple tried to be recognized as active agents in their life, while oscillating between positions of less and more power. Through an examination of the practices of care that the couple enacted, I illustrate how their positioning in relation to practices of care helped them create meaning in their life. In their efforts to create a way of living they were satisfied with they engaged in negotiations between varieties of subjectivity. Their subjectivity was not static, but was constructed as they shared power to carry out everyday self-care activities. The findings also underline the importance for healthcare practices of exploring the experiential knowledge of people living with MND.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1049-7323
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2019 17:09
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/72209

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