Coming out

considering the closet of illness.

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Abstract

This essay explores key concerns surrounding "coming out" as a person with illness and addresses important professional and social considerations for those who are closeted in various kinds of illness. Using central tenets of Queer Theory and Disability and Cultural Studies as a theoretical base, I examine the politics of coming out in the specific context of my lived experience during the 2002 NEH Summer Institute, "Medicine, Literature, and Culture" While such an environment might foster unusual candor about personal illness experience, I discovered that the choice to come out as a person with chronic, non-infectious disease (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) was nevertheless complicated in interesting ways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-270
Number of pages16
JournalThe Journal of medical humanities
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

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Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
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Medicine
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  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy

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In: The Journal of medical humanities, Vol. 25, No. 4, 01.01.2004, p. 255-270.

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