The Resource Mezirow's transformational learning theory and alternative health therapeutics of mind, body, and spirit, by Lewis Edward Blackwell

Mezirow's transformational learning theory and alternative health therapeutics of mind, body, and spirit, by Lewis Edward Blackwell

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Mezirow's transformational learning theory and alternative health therapeutics of mind, body, and spirit
Title
Mezirow's transformational learning theory and alternative health therapeutics of mind, body, and spirit
Statement of responsibility
by Lewis Edward Blackwell
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An illness, like prostate cancer, brings crisis to our experience and confuses the structure of our reality as well as disturbs our meaning which is upheld by interpretive imagery. Hence, recovery involves a learning experience that consists of a reflective, educational, and spiritual process to rebuild and reconstruct meaning through the use and transformation of our images and themes to create meaning. The purpose of the research was to investigate the meaning of the illness experience through the lens of transformational learning theory. As such, one-on-one interviews were conducted with 10 African American men who lived in large metropolitan areas in the Midwestern U.S. Each had recovered from prostate cancer. All but one of the men had surgery to remove the prostate. They ranged in age from 50s to 70s. Using thematic analysis 15 themes were identified which explained the men's experience with prostate cancer. The concept of blessing united all 15 themes and even united their imagery. Imagery of blessing is linked to the concept of original blessing; the place of origins for ontology and epistemology. This imaged concept when translated into more Western language means that health and wellness involves issues of self-knowledge and origins. Reflection on these questions in transformational mode and in particular context can help to bring about hope and health. Although some men have died from prostate cancer, the men in this study had transformational experiences and survived. They used their experience with prostate cancer to educate other men about it. This study has implications for adult and health educators as well as physicians and pastors. Issues of education and health are clearly intertwined and, therefore, require interdisciplinary interest and cooperation
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UMS
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Blackwell, Lewis Edward
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation year
2008.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--St. Louis
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mezirow, Jack
  • Prostate
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Health education
  • Adult education
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Mezirow's transformational learning theory and alternative health therapeutics of mind, body, and spirit, by Lewis Edward Blackwell
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Publication
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Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed February 9, 2010)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-182)
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
505670874
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 183 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)505670874
Label
Mezirow's transformational learning theory and alternative health therapeutics of mind, body, and spirit, by Lewis Edward Blackwell
Publication
Note
Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed February 9, 2010)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-182)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
505670874
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 183 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)505670874

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