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Meaning-making coping among cancer patients in Sweden and South Korea: a comparative perspective
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Social work. (Meaning-making coping)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8823-6434
Retirement Research Center at Samsung Life Insurance, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Social Welfare, Soongsil University, Seoul, South Korea.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Social work.
2017 (English)In: Journal of religion and health, ISSN 0022-4197, E-ISSN 1573-6571, Vol. 56, no 5, p. 1794-1811Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The present study compared meaning-making coping among cancer patients in Sweden and South Korea, with a focus on the sociocultural context. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 51 Swedes and 33 Koreans. The results showed significant differences between the two countries as well as similarities in existential, spiritual, and religious coping. For example, Swedes primarily used meaning-making coping as a means of meditation or relaxation, whereas Koreans relied on coping with prayer and using healthy foods as a means to survive. The present study confirms the significance of investigating cultural context when we explore the use of meaning-making coping among people who have experienced cancer.

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2017. Vol. 56, no 5, p. 1794-1811
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Cancer, Meaning-making coping, religion, spirituality, sociocultural perspective
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24089DOI: 10.1007/s10943-017-0383-3ISI: 000408336100022PubMedID: 28342147Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85016209354OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-24089DiVA, id: diva2:1107044
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