Tackle Prostate Cancer: A Doctoral Student's Response
Keywords:Prostate cancer, Social action, Social cognitive theory, Advocacy stages, Counselor, Survivor advocate
AbstractThis first hand reflection as a doctoral counseling student narrates my social action response after learning my diagnosis with prostate cancer. I discuss my experience, review facts about prostate cancer, and apply Bandura’s (1977) Social Cognitive Theory, a SWOT analysis, and Eriksen’s (1997) social action stages to my activities. These illustrate how I used my story and unique community resources to create awareness and raise funds through an event at a high school football game. Possibilities for additional advocacy events are also discussed.
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