Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Learning to live with multiple sclerosis: The personal narrative of a young Mexican American woman
by Ramirez, Maria Gabriela, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 66; 1499202
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to explore the writer's experience with multiple sclerosis (MS) in a personal narrative. The narrative conveys her reflections and feelings about her experience in learning to live with an MS diagnosis as a Mexican American female. The writer illustrates the power that positive thinking has on creating a healthier adjustment to a chronic illness such as MS. A comprehensive literature review was conducted with a focus on chronic illness, MS, coping behaviors, and Latino cultural factors. This project has relevance to and implications for social work, as it examines how minorities cope with such chronic illnesses and advocates for more effective interventions that can be utilized to empower clients.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Tan, Philip
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Hispanic American studies
Publication Number: 1499202
ISBN: 978-1-124-85256-0
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