‘Getting through’ not ‘going under’: a qualitative study of men’s and women’s experiences of spousal support after diagnosis with colorectal cancer

Carol Emslie, Susan Browne, Una MacLeod, Linda Rozmovits, Elizabeth Mitchell, Sue Ziebland

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    Abstract

    Many studies have found that people with cancer value family support. Feminist work suggests that women carry most responsibility for practical and emotional support in families, but few qualitative cancer studies explicitly incorporate a gender perspective. We undertook secondary analysis of in-depth interviews with 33 married or cohabiting respondents with colorectal cancer in the UK to compare men and women's accounts of ‘spousal’ support.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1169–1175
    Number of pages6
    JournalSocial Science and Medicine
    Volume68
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

    Keywords

    • gender
    • cancer support
    • care
    • spousal support
    • emotional labour

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