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ERIC Number: EJ1070907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
The Scientist and the Artist: Adaptive Dissociation within the HIV-Positive Population
Lawrence, Sacha; Miller, Erin; Cross, Malcolm
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v43 n4 p452-462 2015
This paper reports on the findings of two independent qualitative studies which were conducted with HIV-positive cohort over a period of 2010-2012. Although the original studies used different qualitative designs (IPA and Grounded Theory), the authors have nevertheless sought to explore the combined utility of their findings by using a broad stance of phenomenological enquiry. The authors argue that evidence of a particular dissociative pattern in their accounts of an HIV-related experience is present in the contributors' narrative. Dissociation in this context occurred not in personality but between different or discrete mental faculties such as memory, emotions, perceptions and thought. It was suggested that it serves adaptive function and therefore could be utilised in clinical work when appropriate.
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Language: English
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