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. ...
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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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