Other project members
Thomas Johansson, Göteborgs universitet; Carina Danemalm-Jägervall, Central Hospital in Växjö (Region Kronoberg)
Linnaeus University, Gothenburg University, Region Kronoberg
The Kamprad Family Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Research & Charity
1 Jan 2022–31 Dec 2024
Sport Science (Department of Sport Science, Faculty of Social Sciences)
More about the project
This project aims to investigate how men (65 years and older) describe their experiences of living with prostate cancer and its treatment, and how they in relation to the problems and predicaments that this condition brings, construct their identities, health and well-being in daily life. In the project, we will initially talk to urologists to get a picture of how men with prostate cancer are approached and met in counselling. Following this, the main part of the project will – from a salutogenic approach – analyse how men with prostate cancer develop strategies to handle their life situation and the treatment of their condition.
The focus will be on both phenomenological aspects of prostate cancer – how the disease affects men’s self perception and lifestyles – and on sociological aspects, that is how gender and masculinity is understood and negotiated in social situations/interactions with, for example, partners and care professionals.
The project will utilize a qualitative and phenomenological approach to the research consisting of four related work packages (WP) conducted over the course of 3 years. We will conduct interviews with both professional urologists, and men with prostate cancer. We will also conduct group interviews through so-called memory exercises
The project is part of the research in the Health, Gender and Embodiment research group and in Ethnographic Forum.