Purging the emotions: the lack of emotional expression in subfertility and in the care of the dying.
The paper examines emotional expression by drawing on data from patients in two contrasting situations; interview data from couples attending fertility clinics, and audio-recorded conversations with terminally ill patients being cared for at home.
Although the literature on subfertility and terminal illness frequently uses a bereavement model to argue for the importance of overt grieving, patients in these studies did not express a wish to discuss their feelings.
This finding raises questions about how patients' needs are defined, and whether emotions may be created by discourse.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Mort, Attitude, Personnel sanitaire, Emotion émotivité, Stérilité, Homme, Expression émotionnelle, Chagrin, Relation soignant soigné
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Death, Attitude, Health staff, Emotionality, Sterility, Human, Health staff patient relation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0408141
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.