Happiness in Suffering of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Does It Make Sense?

Ambar Sulianti, Wahyudin Darmalaksana, Dedi Sulaeman, Agus Abdul Rahman, Sulasman Sulasman

Abstract

Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks connective tissue in the own body systemically. SLE cannot currently be cured but can be controlled with the use of long term medication. The aim of this research was to explore and explain how people make sense living happily with potentially life span and life-threatening health conditions of SLE. The research design were mix of descriptive quantitative and qualitative study using semi-structured interviews that were conducted from 14 SLE’s participants who own high subjective wellbeing. Constructivist’s grounded of health psychology theories and religious cooping approach were adopted to analyse interview’s data. This research demonstrated that even living with such SLE’s suffers, all subjects achieved well-being. Mechanism of coping strategies that often used were turning to religion, seeking social support for emotional reasons, and focusing on and venting of emotion, and also acceptance. The result showed that this condition undergoes by gratitude feeling. Gratitude for family owned, the presence of others who have helped, and grateful for positive events in their life have made subjects adapted and reconciled with the disease. People suffering from SLE should acquire a grateful heart and a tongue of remembrance.

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Sulianti A., Darmalaksana W., Sulaeman D., Rahman A. and Sulasman S. (2017). Happiness in Suffering of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Does It Make Sense?.In 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE, ISBN 978-989-758-316-2, pages 64-68. DOI: 10.5220/0007092900640068


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icse17,
author={Ambar Sulianti and Wahyudin Darmalaksana and Dedi Sulaeman and Agus Abdul Rahman and Sulasman Sulasman},
title={Happiness in Suffering of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Does It Make Sense?},
booktitle={2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE,},
year={2017},
pages={64-68},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007092900640068},
isbn={978-989-758-316-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE,
TI - Happiness in Suffering of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Does It Make Sense?
SN - 978-989-758-316-2
AU - Sulianti A.
AU - Darmalaksana W.
AU - Sulaeman D.
AU - Rahman A.
AU - Sulasman S.
PY - 2017
SP - 64
EP - 68
DO - 10.5220/0007092900640068