A Phenomenological Investigation if the Meaning of Femininity to Immigrant Latina Women at Risk for Breast Cancer: An Interdisciplinary Collaborative Civic Engagement Research Partnership

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150484
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Presentation
Title:
A Phenomenological Investigation if the Meaning of Femininity to Immigrant Latina Women at Risk for Breast Cancer: An Interdisciplinary Collaborative Civic Engagement Research Partnership
Abstract:
A Phenomenological Investigation if the Meaning of Femininity to Immigrant Latina Women at Risk for Breast Cancer: An Interdisciplinary Collaborative Civic Engagement Research Partnership
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Neville, Susan M.
P.I. Institution Name:New York Institute of Technology
Title:Associate Professor and Chair
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] The diagnosis of Breast Cancer is devastating for women and their partners. This qualitative study investigates the meaning of femininity to Latina women and will provide the foundation for three stages of reseach: empowerment workshops, Spanish language education materials and Train-the-Trainer seminars. Breast casncer is a global concern and using best practices in promoting health and reducing risk in the early detection of a malignancy is crucial in some cases to survival. The culture and translation literature supports concern for Latina Women's need for access to breast health care and the connections between femininity, body image integrity and mental health. The voice of Latina women and their reflections on femininity and identity when facing Breast Cancer has not been studied. Cultural influences and the prescribed roles for Latina women strongly influence how they perceive themselves in relation to their partners. These women need a strong sense of self, femininity and personal power to evaluate their treatment options and make decisions free from external influence. The resources for an immigrant Latina woman with Breast Cancer may not be identifiable, available or accessible. The ability to make the best informed treatment decision for self is the goal of this collaborative initiative. The Brentwood/Bayshore Breast Cancer Coalition and the Latina Health Initiative provide a forum for Latina women dealing with this diagnosis while juggling the demands of daily living. The study findings will be used to develop culturally based empowerment strategies for Latina women diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Phenomenological Investigation if the Meaning of Femininity to Immigrant Latina Women at Risk for Breast Cancer: An Interdisciplinary Collaborative Civic Engagement Research Partnershipen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150484-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Phenomenological Investigation if the Meaning of Femininity to Immigrant Latina Women at Risk for Breast Cancer: An Interdisciplinary Collaborative Civic Engagement Research Partnership</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Neville, Susan M.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">New York Institute of Technology</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor and Chair</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Sneville@nyit.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] The diagnosis of Breast Cancer is devastating for women and their partners. This qualitative study investigates the meaning of femininity to Latina women and will provide the foundation for three stages of reseach: empowerment workshops, Spanish language education materials and Train-the-Trainer seminars. Breast casncer is a global concern and using best practices in promoting health and reducing risk in the early detection of a malignancy is crucial in some cases to survival. The culture and translation literature supports concern for Latina Women's need for access to breast health care and the connections between femininity, body image integrity and mental health. The voice of Latina women and their reflections on femininity and identity when facing Breast Cancer has not been studied. Cultural influences and the prescribed roles for Latina women strongly influence how they perceive themselves in relation to their partners. These women need a strong sense of self, femininity and personal power to evaluate their treatment options and make decisions free from external influence. The resources for an immigrant Latina woman with Breast Cancer may not be identifiable, available or accessible. The ability to make the best informed treatment decision for self is the goal of this collaborative initiative. The Brentwood/Bayshore Breast Cancer Coalition and the Latina Health Initiative provide a forum for Latina women dealing with this diagnosis while juggling the demands of daily living. The study findings will be used to develop culturally based empowerment strategies for Latina women diagnosed with Breast Cancer.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:34:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:34:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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