Mothers and Daughters: Intertwining Relationships and the Lived Experience of Breast Cancer

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No relationship is more profound than the positional mother- daughter dyad. Each shares a physical, emotional, and spiritual link not experienced by others. The intrusion of breast cancer alters this normative dyadic relationship. In this article we explore this change through a hermeneutic reflective narrative inquiry, incorporating Bakhtinian dialogism, of the behavioral science literature, popular press, and other resources, and use of the motet to uncover the lived experience of women in this dyadic relationship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)990-1008
Number of pages19
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011


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  • Health Professions(all)

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