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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155921
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Sexual Experiences of Women with Breast Cancer
Abstract:
The Sexual Experiences of Women with Breast Cancer
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Lee, Dong-Suk, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Kangwon National University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Gyeong-Nam Lee RN, PhD, Assistant Research Scientist
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Purpose: The aims of this study were to investigate the nature of the experience inherent in the sex life of female breast cancer patients and understand the meaning behind it. Method: The participants were 10 female breast cancer patients who were married. Data were collected from March 2010 to September 2010. This qualitative research adopted van Manen's hermeneutic phenomenology as a research method. Results: There were 4 essential topics in the participants' experience of sex life. 'Sex life alert' was a result of negative sexual changes that had never experienced before diagnosis with breast cancer. This topic consisted of themes such as the loss of sexual pleasure, evasion of sex life, and depression caused by loss of feminity. 'Precarious situation of a potential divorce' was an experience of deteriorated sex life by being unable to overcome 'sex life alert'. This topic consisted of shunning the husband by deeming him as a patient, sexual humiliation caused by the husband, and extreme malice between the couple. 'Maturity through pleasure after pain' was an experience of discovering a solution to overcome the 'sex-life alert'. This topic consisted of accepting breast cancer, discovery of alternatives to overcome difficulties with sex life, stronger marriage due to support and consideration, and discovery of the role as an assistant to sex life. 'Leaving it unsettled', was an experience of not having any questions answered due to the lack of appropriate aid after diagnosed with breast cancer, thus ignoring the challenges faced. This topic consisted of lack of sexual knowledge regarding cure for breast cancer and demand for education, sexual difficulties with solutions yet to be discovered. Conclusion: This study helps to construct nursing knowledge by discovering the meanings of female breast cancer patients' sex life which nurses usually hesitated to deal with.
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.titleThe Sexual Experiences of Women with Breast Canceren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155921-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Sexual Experiences of Women with Breast Cancer</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, Dong-Suk, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kangwon National University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ds1119@kangwon.ac.kr</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Gyeong-Nam Lee RN, PhD, Assistant Research Scientist</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Purpose: The aims of this study were to investigate the nature of the experience inherent in the sex life of female breast cancer patients and understand the meaning behind it. Method: The participants were 10 female breast cancer patients who were married. Data were collected from March 2010 to September 2010. This qualitative research adopted van Manen's hermeneutic phenomenology as a research method. Results: There were 4 essential topics in the participants' experience of sex life. 'Sex life alert' was a result of negative sexual changes that had never experienced before diagnosis with breast cancer. This topic consisted of themes such as the loss of sexual pleasure, evasion of sex life, and depression caused by loss of feminity. 'Precarious situation of a potential divorce' was an experience of deteriorated sex life by being unable to overcome 'sex life alert'. This topic consisted of shunning the husband by deeming him as a patient, sexual humiliation caused by the husband, and extreme malice between the couple. 'Maturity through pleasure after pain' was an experience of discovering a solution to overcome the 'sex-life alert'. This topic consisted of accepting breast cancer, discovery of alternatives to overcome difficulties with sex life, stronger marriage due to support and consideration, and discovery of the role as an assistant to sex life. 'Leaving it unsettled', was an experience of not having any questions answered due to the lack of appropriate aid after diagnosed with breast cancer, thus ignoring the challenges faced. This topic consisted of lack of sexual knowledge regarding cure for breast cancer and demand for education, sexual difficulties with solutions yet to be discovered. Conclusion: This study helps to construct nursing knowledge by discovering the meanings of female breast cancer patients' sex life which nurses usually hesitated to deal with.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:17:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:17:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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