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My Sister's Keeper: Sibling Social Support and Chronic Illness.
J Med Humanit 2018; 39(2):135-143JM

Abstract

Through her stories and mine, my sister and I allow the outside world to see the ways in which we grapple with a critical health incident along her journey of living with lupus. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that is difficult to recognize and to diagnose. The ambiguous nature of the disease creates considerable confusion for the ill person as well as her support system. Using an illness narrative, I analyze a real life event linked to chronic illness, invisibility, living loss, liminality and family-and more specifically, to social support within the sibling relationship.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Communication Arts & Sciences, Penn State Berks, Franco 149, Reading, PA, USA. kmm410@psu.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Personal Narrative

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27470311

Citation

Williams, Kesha Morant. "My Sister's Keeper: Sibling Social Support and Chronic Illness." The Journal of Medical Humanities, vol. 39, no. 2, 2018, pp. 135-143.
Williams KM. My Sister's Keeper: Sibling Social Support and Chronic Illness. J Med Humanit. 2018;39(2):135-143.
Williams, K. M. (2018). My Sister's Keeper: Sibling Social Support and Chronic Illness. The Journal of Medical Humanities, 39(2), pp. 135-143. doi:10.1007/s10912-016-9394-4.
Williams KM. My Sister's Keeper: Sibling Social Support and Chronic Illness. J Med Humanit. 2018;39(2):135-143. PubMed PMID: 27470311.
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