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dc.contributor.advisorDudley, Nancy Q.
dc.contributor.authorBreitling, Beatrice M.E.
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-16T17:37:38Z
dc.date.available2005-08-16T17:37:38Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationBreitling, B. M. (2004). Cancer - death sentence or opportunity? The experience of transformation in individuals with diverse religious or spiritual backgrounds (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/22768en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612976335en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/42195
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 178-193en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this qualitative study was to provide an answer to the question: How do individuals with different religious or spiritual backgrounds experience transformation in the aftermath of a cancer diagnosis? The hope was to portray aspects of the after-treatment phase with a focus on the experience of personal growth, development and transformation in individuals with diverse spiritual backgrounds. The findings revealed that the transformation experienced by these women was not only of a similar nature, but touched on values that can be characterized as lived spirituality. They were a sense of self-appreciation, an increased desire to serve others, and a feeling of universal interconnectedness. All of these had a positive impact on self-care, relationships with self, others, and with a higher power. Despite the turmoil that had been part of the journey, the lives of my co-researchers were more meaningful, peaceful, and fulfilling. Findings from the study have the potential to argue for a sensitization of those in the helping professions regarding issues of personal, developmental, and spiritual needs of clients. Considerations may also be given to the creation of a new language regarding the cancer experience, one that is more conducive to the exploration of the potential for personal growth and transformation.en
dc.format.extentix, 212 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleCancer - death sentence or opportunity? The experience of transformation in individuals with diverse religious or spiritual backgrounds
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/22768
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineApplied Psychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2004 B745en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.additionalcopy370 EDC 2004 BREen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1491 520492008


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.