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Survival guilt and the Afro-American of achievement.

Authors
  • Spurlock, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the National Medical Association
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1985
Volume
77
Issue
1
Pages
29–32
Identifiers
PMID: 3968712
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Success is not without psychological pain for many individuals, and is known to be particularly burdensome for many Afro-Americans. Untoward responses get in the way of ongoing success and dilute their wishes/efforts to make meaningful contributions to others who are struggling to climb another rung in the "achievement ladder." Health professionals must remain alert to these problems, and work toward developing and providing effective intervention services-both for guilty achievers and for those who perceive that they have been left behind.

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