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Leva livet efter mastektomi: Kvinnornas upplevelser efter mastektomi
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To live life after mastectomy : Women's experiences after a mastectomy (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Bröstcancer är den vanligaste formen av cancer hoskvinnor i Sverige. Behandling av bröstcancer kan leda till att kvinnan blitvungen att operera bort sitt bröst. Kvinnobröstet har i alla tider varit ensymbol för det absolut feminina. Syfte: Syftetvar att belysa de drabbade kvinnornas upplevelser efter mastektomi. Metod: Studien var en litteraturstudiebaserad på antal kvalitativa vetenskapliga artiklar. Resultat: I resultatet visades att många kvinnor upplevdeförändring av sin kropp. Genom förlust av bröstet förlorade de kvinnlighet,sexualitet och identitet. De upplevde sina kroppar som stympade vilket leddetill sorg. Relationen till partnern påverkades både positivt och negativtberoende om kvinnorna ansåg sig vara sexuellt accepterade eller inte. Ärretsymboliserade både förlust, rädsla för ny cancer och seger över att ha blivitbotad. Slutsats: Det är viktigt attsjuksköterskan har det hälsofrämjande tänkesättet i mötet med kvinnor som hargenomgått mastektomi, för att hjälpa dem att bearbeta sina upplevelser ochuppmuntra dem att uppnå en hög känsla av sammanhang.

Abstract [en]

Background: Breast cancer is themost common cancer among women in Sweden. Thetreatment of breastcancer may lead to women being forcedto surgery remove her breast. Women’s breasthas always been a symbol of the very feminine. Aim: The aim was to highlight theaffected women's experiences after a mastectomy. Method: The study was a literature review based on qualitative, scientificarticles. Results: The results showed thatmany women experiencechanges in their body.Through the loss ofthe breast, they lost femininity, sexuality and identity.They experienced theirbodies’ mutilated, causing grief. Their relationshipfor their partner was affected, positively or negatively depending on if thewomen considered themselves to besexually accepted or not. The scarsymbolizes both the loss, fear of new cancer and victory to having beencured. Conclusion: It is important that thenurse has the healthpromotion forethought when meeting with women who have undergone a mastectomy.To help themovercome their experiencesand encourage themto achieve a highfeeling of life connection.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
Mastectomy, experiences, breast cancer.
Keyword [sv]
Mastektomi, upplevelser, bröstcancer.
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-8294OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-8294DiVA: diva2:428274
Educational program
Study Programme in Nursing
Uppsok
Medicine
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Available from: 2011-06-30 Created: 2011-06-29 Last updated: 2011-06-30Bibliographically approved

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