The effects of surfing and the natural environment on the well-being of combat veterans: a reflective account of a narrative analysis study

Nick Caddick, Brett Smith, Cassandra Phoenix

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Abstract

The aim of this report is to provide the reader with an insight into how one form of narrative analysis – dialogical narrative analysis (Frank, 2010, 2012) – might be conducted and written up as a journal article or dissertation. The report summarizes research conducted by Caddick, Smith and Phoenix (2015) on the effects of surfing and the natural environment on combat veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder. The original project used narrative to explore the veterans’ life stories and the role of surfing in their post-trauma lives. The project also integrated insights from phenomenology to explore in greater depth the physical and sensory details of the veterans’ surfing experiences and how these were storied by the participants. This report provides a truncated version of the original paper, interspersed with reflec- tions on the process of doing a dialogical narrative analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnalysing Qualitative Data in Psychology (2nd ed.)
EditorsEvanthia Lyons, Adrian Coyle
Place of PublicationLondon, U. K.
PublisherSage Publications
Pages353 - 365
Edition2nd
ISBN (Print)9781446273753
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

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