Using photographs to capture women's experiences of chemotherapy: reflecting on the method

Frith, Hannah and Harcourt, D. (2007) Using photographs to capture women's experiences of chemotherapy: reflecting on the method Qualitative Health Research, 17 (10). pp. 1340-1350. ISSN 1049-7323

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Abstract

This article examines the value of using the photo-elicitation method for generating health-related narratives. Drawing on research in which women kept a photographic record of their experiences of chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, this research explored how this method (a) produced elaborate accounts of illness experiences through an exploration of the process of representing experiences and through an interrogation of the images themselves; (b) allowed an opportunity to capture experiences over time and a way of capturing the past, which can then be reexplored from the present; (c) enabled patients to retain control over their images of themselves and how they choose to represent their experiences; and (d) provided a window into the private, everyday experiences of patients away from a health care setting.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: photography; chemotherapy; breast cancer; cancer; psychosocial aspects; interviews; qualitative, methods, general
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1177/1049732307308949
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science
Depositing User: editor sass
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2009
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 11:01
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/5457

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