Getting back to normal: the experience of receiving breast reconstruction in women with breast cancer in Taiwan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151262
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Getting back to normal: the experience of receiving breast reconstruction in women with breast cancer in Taiwan
Abstract:
Getting back to normal: the experience of receiving breast reconstruction in women with breast cancer in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Fang, Su Ying, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:National Chung Kung University
Title:PhD Student
Co-Authors:Bih-Ching Shu, PhD, RN
[Research Presentation] The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of women who was diagnosed with breast cancer and received breast reconstruction. Four women who had undergone mastectomy and received breast reconstruction were interviewed in this study. The interviews were focused on reviewing their experiences of receiving breast reconstruction. Each participant was interviewed from one to two times and six verbatim transcripts were formed. All women were willing to participate in this study and gave informed consent. Descriptive phenomenology was used to describe and interpret the participants' experiences about what influenced their decision on the selection of breast reconstruction and how they perceived their body after the surgery. Data revealed that getting back to normal was a central phenomenon in these women's experience. This core essence penetrated other themes through their narratives of experience about breast reconstruction: (a) whether my body coheres with the social norm, (b) whether my body keeps my intimate relationship, (c) whether my body still maintains a woman's integrity, (d) whether my body maintains a sense of original me and (e) taking all responsibility. The experience of women receiving breast reconstruction encompasses a wide range of responses and reflects our social cultural background and value system. In Taiwan, the findings can help health workers to get better understanding in the illness experience of women whose body changed duo to 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.titleGetting back to normal: the experience of receiving breast reconstruction in women with breast cancer in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151262-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Getting back to normal: the experience of receiving breast reconstruction in women with breast cancer in Taiwan</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Fang, Su Ying, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National Chung Kung University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">PhD Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sftongg@ms37.hinet.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Bih-Ching Shu, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of women who was diagnosed with breast cancer and received breast reconstruction. Four women who had undergone mastectomy and received breast reconstruction were interviewed in this study. The interviews were focused on reviewing their experiences of receiving breast reconstruction. Each participant was interviewed from one to two times and six verbatim transcripts were formed. All women were willing to participate in this study and gave informed consent. Descriptive phenomenology was used to describe and interpret the participants' experiences about what influenced their decision on the selection of breast reconstruction and how they perceived their body after the surgery. Data revealed that getting back to normal was a central phenomenon in these women's experience. This core essence penetrated other themes through their narratives of experience about breast reconstruction: (a) whether my body coheres with the social norm, (b) whether my body keeps my intimate relationship, (c) whether my body still maintains a woman's integrity, (d) whether my body maintains a sense of original me and (e) taking all responsibility. The experience of women receiving breast reconstruction encompasses a wide range of responses and reflects our social cultural background and value system. In Taiwan, the findings can help health workers to get better understanding in the illness experience of women whose body changed duo to breast cancer.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:56:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:56:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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