International Conference Unity and Diversity in Knowledge Society– Copyright © 2012
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HOW TO CITE| Necula, M. R., SANDU, Antonio, & Damian, S. I. (2012). World, Time and Necessity from the Perspective of Chronic Diseases. Prezentată la International Conference Unity and Diversity in Knowledge Society, Academia Română, 27-30 Septembrie 2012, Iaşi.
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Our research focuses on the strategies through which chronic patients (diabetic) re-signify their world through the interaction with the temporal and social space. Chronic condition introduces distortions in the representation of concepts like world, time and necessity which are seen from the perspective of a transfiguring ethos by reference to a transcendent reality. Life is understood as a drama and the individual creates specific expectations, both from themselves and from their relatives. In the research, interviews were conducted with diabetic patients and their caregivers and data were interpreted by inductive qualitative methodology. Diabetic patients’ relation to temporality appears either in the form of solitude accepted as necessity, or as the frantic search of various communication experiences. In this context, the study highlighted the role of Church in accepting the chronic condition as a sacrifice oriented towards the Christian life and the accession to Salvation.
World, Time and Necessity, Perspective, Chronic Disease.