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Alleviating Survivor Loneliness: The Value of Expressive Gift Systems in Peer-to-Peer Online Patient Survivor Networks

Qualitative Consumer Research

ISBN: 978-1-78714-492-7, eISBN: 978-1-78714-491-0

ISSN: 1548-6435

Publication date: 1 August 2017

Abstract

Social implications

Implications emphasize the need among survivors of trauma to connect with others. Digital technologies allow connections on a global scale, so survivors can find others with similar needs. Peer-to-peer networks provide a way for survivors to meet, interact with, and extend their aggregate selves through other survivors, while experiencing a transcendent sense that they are part of something bigger than self alone.

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Citation

Hollenbeck, C.R. and Patrick, V.M. (2017), "Alleviating Survivor Loneliness: The Value of Expressive Gift Systems in Peer-to-Peer Online Patient Survivor Networks", Qualitative Consumer Research (Review of Marketing Research, Vol. 14), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 139-160. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1548-643520170000014010

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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