Scared to Death: Exploring Death Anxiety and the Wounded Healer

cityu.schoolDivision of Arts and Sciencesen_US
cityu.siteVancouver, BCen_US
cityu.site.countryCanadaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchachter, Leeya
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T23:55:23Z
dc.date.available2016-06-21T23:55:23Z
dc.date.issued2013-07
dc.description.abstractThe following manuscript is an autoethnographic study in which the author explores her struggles with death anxiety throughout her life. In order to gain a deeper understanding of her experiences, the author connects her personal narrative to scholarly data on death anxiety, bereavement, cancer diagnosis and recovery, and "wounded healers." The author offers a detailed account of her personal experiences with death including the death of her grandfather as a child, her own thyroid cancer diagnosis as a young adult, and how her diagnosis interacted with her fears of death post-recovery. Within the manuscript, the author seeks to comprehend how her fears of death, cancer diagnosis, and recovery will influence her work as a therapist. By offering her personal narrative, the researcher's aim is to be a companion to others who endure similar struggles with death anxiety or an illness and to help others gain a more in-depth understanding of what it feels like to live through death anxiety and a cancer diagnosis. Through the writing process, the author has begun to examine her experiences from a new lens and has learned to embrace her vulnerabilities.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11803/246
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisher.institutionCity University of Seattle (CityU)
dc.subjectautoethnography
dc.subjectdeath anxiety
dc.titleScared to Death: Exploring Death Anxiety and the Wounded Healer
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.disciplineCounselingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorCity University of Seattleen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
LeeyaSchachterThesis2013.pdf
Size:
432.03 KB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Description: