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dc.contributor.authorWelch, Michelle Louise
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-07T15:21:22Z
dc.date.available2016-03-07T15:21:22Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/15083
dc.description.abstractThis Master's Thesis reports on the experiences of Type 2 Diabetes of Lesbian, Queer, and Women-Loving Women. The thesis examines the impact of sexual orientation on experiences with diabetes, and how this chronic disease affects the way a woman views herself, her health, and her body image. Each participant presented her narrative and world views in regards to her diabetes health care and management, stress and trauma, and management of relationships. Through narrative analysis, I have revealed differing mechanisms of coping and explanatory models; the many women of this study selectively chose to be more open about her sexual orientation than her diabetes status.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectSocial researchen_US
dc.subjectLesbianen_US
dc.subjectChronic illness narrativesen_US
dc.subjectCoping mechanisms with chronic illnessen_US
dc.subjectLGBT healthen_US
dc.subjectMinority stressen_US
dc.subjectType 2 diabetesen_US
dc.titleSexual orientation and identity in diabetes health care: the experience of Type 2 diabetes among lesbian, queer, and women-loving womenen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertation
dc.date.updated2016-01-22T18:58:05Z
etd.degree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineMedical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practiceen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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