The Clip Approach : A Visual Methodology to Support the (Re)Construction of Life Narratives
Talsi, R., Laitila, A., Joensuu, T., & Saarinen, E. (2021). The Clip Approach : A Visual Methodology to Support the (Re)Construction of Life Narratives. Qualitative Health Research, 31(4), 789-803. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732320982945
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Major life changes may cause an autobiographical rupture and a need to work on one’s narrative identity. This article introduces a new qualitative interview methodology originally developed to facilitate 10 prostate cancer patients and five spouses in the (re)creation of their life narratives in the context of a series of interventive interviews conducted over a timespan of several months. In “The Clip Approach” the interviewees’ words, phrases, and metaphors are reflected back in a physical form (“the Clips”) as visual artifacts that allow the interviewees to re-enter and re-consider their experience and life and re-construct their narratives concerning them. Honoring the interviewees as authors facilitates autobiographical reasoning, building a bridge between the past and the future, and embedding the illness experience as part of one’s life narrative. The Clip Approach provides new tools for both research and practice—potentially even a low-threshold psychosocial support method for various applicability areas. ...
life narrative illness experience autobiographical rupture autobiographical reasoning narrative identity interview methodology visual artifact interventive interview prostate cancer spouse psychosocial support method qualitative narrative-hermeneutic method Finland eturauhassyöpä narratiivisuus psykososiaalinen tuki narratiivinen tutkimus haastattelututkimus elämänhistoria omaelämäkerrallisuus puolisot elämäkertatutkimus identiteetti metodologia kokemukset sairaudet
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Additional information about fundingThe authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The Finnish Concordia Fund, Astellas Pharma Nordic Operations, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, and Relander Foundation.
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