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Article: Utilizing eastern spirituality in clinical Practice: A qualitative study of Chinese women with breast cancer

TitleUtilizing eastern spirituality in clinical Practice: A qualitative study of Chinese women with breast cancer
Authors
KeywordsCancer
Chinese
Connectedness
Eastern
Meaning
Spirituality
Transcendence
Issue Date2010
PublisherHaworth Press, Inc.
Citation
Smith College Studies In Social Work, 2010, v. 80 n. 2-3, p. 159-183 How to Cite?
AbstractDrawing on the empirical findings of a qualitative study on Chinese women with breast cancer, this article presents the women's experience of spirituality and discusses the implications of culturally competent practice that addresses spirituality. Following the constructivist research approach, in-depth interviews were conducted with 26 Chinese women with breast cancer. The findings reveal their spirituality is manifested through (1) experiencing a spiritual shock, (2) making meaning, (3) achieving connectedness, and (4) attaining transcendence. The Eastern cultural teachings of embracing suffering, letting go and living in the moment, and meditative practice have important implications for social work practice. Culturally competent practice requires social workers to appreciate the diverse ways that clients use spiritual resources and reflect on how our own spirituality may affect intervention. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/65478
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.366
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.197
ISI Accession Number ID
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, PPYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLWen_HK
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dc.date.available2010-08-10T06:08:14Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSmith College Studies In Social Work, 2010, v. 80 n. 2-3, p. 159-183en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0037-7317en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/65478-
dc.description.abstractDrawing on the empirical findings of a qualitative study on Chinese women with breast cancer, this article presents the women's experience of spirituality and discusses the implications of culturally competent practice that addresses spirituality. Following the constructivist research approach, in-depth interviews were conducted with 26 Chinese women with breast cancer. The findings reveal their spirituality is manifested through (1) experiencing a spiritual shock, (2) making meaning, (3) achieving connectedness, and (4) attaining transcendence. The Eastern cultural teachings of embracing suffering, letting go and living in the moment, and meditative practice have important implications for social work practice. Culturally competent practice requires social workers to appreciate the diverse ways that clients use spiritual resources and reflect on how our own spirituality may affect intervention. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.en_HK
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherHaworth Press, Inc.-
dc.relation.ispartofSmith College Studies in Social Worken_HK
dc.rightsSmith College Studies in Social Work. Copyright © Haworth Press, Inc.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectCanceren_HK
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectConnectednessen_HK
dc.subjectEasternen_HK
dc.subjectMeaningen_HK
dc.subjectSpiritualityen_HK
dc.subjectTranscendenceen_HK
dc.titleUtilizing eastern spirituality in clinical Practice: A qualitative study of Chinese women with breast canceren_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLeung, PPY: pamelalt@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00377317.2010.483673en_HK
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