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"To Work Just Like Anyone Else": a narrative from a man aging with spinal cord injury
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab. Department of Health Sciences, Lunds University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0403-7463
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
2017 (English)In: Healthcare, E-ISSN 2227-9032, Vol. 5, no 4, article id 87Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

People aging with spinal cord injury (SCI) develop medical problems commonly associated with the aging process at a younger age than the general population. However, research about how the life story changes and how meaning will be experienced in occupations is lacking. The aim was to describe and offer an explanation of how a man experienced meaning in everyday occupations while aging with an SCI. Four narrative interviews were performed over a four-year period, with a man in his fifties, who lived with SCI for 39 years. The narrative analysis generated an overall plot, named "To Work Just Like Anyone Else," and gives a picture of his experiences, thoughts, and reflections about meaning in occupations, from when he became injured to the present, and in relation to his future. His life story is characterized by secondary health complications, and his experiences of negotiating with the aging body and making choices to continue working. Further, how occupational risk factors, e.g., imbalance, alienation, and deprivation, occur as a result of lack of rehabilitation and support from social systems is addressed. Future research should explore how rehabilitation and social systems can support people aging with SCI to experience meaning in everyday occupations and to have balance in everyday life.

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MDPI , 2017. Vol. 5, no 4, article id 87
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Occupational Therapy
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Occupational therapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-66568DOI: 10.3390/healthcare5040087PubMedID: 29120355OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-66568DiVA, id: diva2:1156465
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Available from: 2017-11-13 Created: 2017-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

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