Research Platform
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
"It Takes a Village to Get Through Cancer ”: A Photovoice Study Exploring the Lived Experiences of Community Cancer Survivors
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Article Information
Evidence-Based Practice / Health and Wellness / Basic Research
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2020
"It Takes a Village to Get Through Cancer ”: A Photovoice Study Exploring the Lived Experiences of Community Cancer Survivors
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505170. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP304C
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505170. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP304C
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Researchers introduce a unique finding, a cultural shift, that occurs during cancer survivorship. This shift includes “funneling effects, ” such as changes in client factors, changes in perspective, and the experience of distress, all of which influence occupational engagement. Specifically, occupations were either lost, gained, or modified. Understanding the impact a cultural shift has on occupational engagement during survivorship underpins OT’s ability to build client-centered interventions.

Primary Author and Speaker: Katie Polo

Additional Authors and Speakers: Amy Ragle, Gabrielle Ingram, Nicole Scholl, Tamzyn Mather, Taylor Welch