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Reflections on the social and the individual on the experience of cancer

In this paper we discuss the subjective processes that constitute the basis of aspects of individual and social subjectivity in the experience of a patient with cancer, based on the understanding of subjectivity from a historical-cultural stand point. This research was carried out through the case study of a person who had cancer. The analyses was oriented on a qualitative methodology of a constructive-interpretative nature, the qualitative epistemology proposed by González Rey. In the process of building up information different hypoteses arise and are organized on indicators constructed by the researchers that are the basis for the theoretical constructions. In this analysis, it's possible to understand the different subjective aspects that constitute the processes of health and illness.

cancer; subjectivity; subjective sense


Associação Brasileira de Psicologia Social Programa de Pós-graduação em Psicologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (CFCH), Av. da Arquitetura S/N - 7º Andar - Cidade Universitária, Recife - PE - CEP: 50740-550 - Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil
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