Loss of Breast in the Context of Women’s Body Perception: A Qualitative Study


Nemli A., NAHYA Z. N. , KONAKÇI G., YÜCELER KAÇMAZ H.

Reports on Global Health Research, vol.3, no.1, pp.1-6, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.29011/rghr-114.100014
  • Title of Journal : Reports on Global Health Research
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-6

Abstract

Women can loss their breast due to cancer or other disease. A holistic perspective in breast disease increase the quality of nursing care. In this study loss of breast in the context of perception of body tried to be understood with perspective ‘Social body theories’ and ‘Social roles’ and was aimed to draw attention to the social aspect of care. This study designed as qualitative study. The fear of breast loss (due to cancer or other diseases) in women can be also the fear of losing social roles such as motherhood, femininity and sexuality. The fact that most of the participants explained body, aesthetics, breast, loss of breast from a socio-cultural perspective was remarkable. When women lose their breast, they can be think that will not be able to fulfill the roles motherhood, femininity, sexuality that the society expects. Therefore, social care should be integral to reproductive nursing care programs of women.