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dc.contributor.supervisor Newman, Paul (Social Work) en_US
dc.contributor.author Mohammed, Maureen
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-09T21:17:21Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-09T21:17:21Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5052
dc.description.abstract Abstract This qualitative study explored the experiences of employed women with breast cancer. The narrative approach using Frank’s (1995) illness types and the feminist perspective were applied in looking at the women’s diversity of experiences and meanings. Purposive sampling was used to recruit women aged 30-49 (n=8) who continued working during treatment and after treatment ended. Face to face, semi-structured interviews were conducted. The findings discovered that all the women got reasonable accommodations; work environment was supportive; and the majority was successful in returning to work despite treatment challenges. Two separated participants reported being locked into job because of medical insurance and discrimination. Concerns identified were: More support from health care professionals, information, dietary, counselling and the need to be listened to. This study can help social workers and other health care professionals to review their roles in supporting women who return to work and in managing the cancer experience. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Qualitative en_US
dc.subject Narrative en_US
dc.subject Employed women en_US
dc.subject Breast cancer en_US
dc.subject Feminist en_US
dc.subject Return to work en_US
dc.subject Support en_US
dc.title Return to work experiences of employed women with breast cancer in Trinidad en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Taylor, Laura (Social Work) St. Bernard, Godfrey (University of Western Ontario) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2012 en_US


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