Life Challenges and Coping: The Construction of Meaning Within the Filipino Cultural Context

  • Marissa E. Perez Graduate School of Social Work, Boston College


In this narrative, the author describes her family's experience with ill health, caregiving, death and dying, and loss. She addresses these issues given the family and cultural backdrop. The author frames the issues of interest within their enabling and constraining contexts, and then discusses the implications of this experience in social work.

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