Sociologist, local councillor, activist from Malta

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Social Interaction of Cancer Survivors in Malta. A sociological analysis


Social Interaction of Cancer Survivors in Malta. A sociological analysis,  which I co-authored with Charon Tedesco, has been published in the Malta Medical Journal.

This research analyzes social interaction of cancer patients in Malta. In particular it applies a qualitative sociological approach to verify how cancer patients interact with family members and society. The research concludes that social interaction of cancer survivors in Malta is characterized by mixed experiences, but at the same time, all cancer patients emphasize the importance of family support. A major finding is that cancer patients do not simply receive support from family members, but also provide it themselves to their relatives. This is not an intended effect of cancer survivorship, but nevertheless it helps strengthen social bonds within families of cancer patients.

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