Religion, Culture and Meaning-Making Coping: A Study Among Cancer Patients in Malaysia

Fereshteh Ahmadi, Nur Atikah Mohamed Hussin, Mohd Taufik Mohammad

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkeliScientificvertaisarvioitu

39 Sitaatiot (Scopus)

Abstrakti

The present study aimed to explore the use of meaning-making coping mechanisms (existential, spiritual and religious coping) among ethnic Malay cancer patients in Malaysia and to investigate the impact of culture on their choice of coping methods. Twenty-nine participants with various kinds of cancer were interviewed. Four kinds of coping resources emerged from analyses of the interview transcripts: (1) relying on transcendent power, (2) supernatural or mystical beliefs, (3) finding oneself in relationships with others and (4) nature. In this article, the two first resources are in focus. The present findings suggest that Malay culture, which is imbued with Islamic belief, strongly influences cancer patients’ coping methods and ways of looking at their experience of being cancer patients.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut1909-1924
Sivumäärä16
JulkaisuJOURNAL OF RELIGION AND HEALTH
Vuosikerta58
Numero6
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - jouluk. 2019
Julkaistu ulkoisestiKyllä
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä

!!ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Yleinen hoitotyö
  • Religious studies

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