Spiritual and Secular Existential Meaning-Making Coping Methods among Japanese Cancer Patients

Fereshteh Ahmadi, Mohammad Rabbani, Xiaohe Yi, Hiroko Kase, Nader Ahmadi


The present article is written on the basis of a sociological international project on meaning-making coping. The aim of the project has been to understand the role of culture in meaning-making coping. The project embarrasses studies among cancer patients in 10 countries. The present article is confined to the results obtained in the study in japan. The main aim was to investigate the impact of culture from a sociological perspective on the choice of coping methods. Twelve participants with various kinds of cancer were interviewed.

Several meaning-making coping methods are found in the present study. This study underlines the importance of investigating cultural and social context when investigating into the use of the meaning-making coping methods in different countries.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/ijsss.v7i6.4527


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