The narrative of a young woman's experience of cancer is used to illustrate how strategies employed by health practitioners can affect clients' perceptions of the causes of illness and also the outcome of both present and future illness experiences. Clinical reasoning strategies of occupational therapists are introduced and links are made to the possible reasoning strategies employed by the clinicians in the narrative. The discussion centres around a client's health beliefs, her feelings of decreased control, her perceptions of the illness experience, and the way narrative reasoning could have improved her experience.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Australian Occupational Therapy Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1996|
Mostert, E., Zacharkiewicz, A., & Fossey, E. (1996). Claiming the illness experience: Using narrative to enhance theoretical understanding. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 43(3-4), 125-132. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1630.1996.tb01848.x