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Body Image Disturbances After Mastectomy
The main concerns for many women after a mastectomy are pain and anxiety about the possible return of the cancer. However, another concern that is often overlooked is a woman's body image. She is not always able to reconcile how she looks now with 'being a woman.' The purpose of this paper is to show the importance of these kinds of issues to the field of nursing. In a study by Bredin (1999), the issue of body image after mastectomy was addressed from the point of therapeutic massage and listening to help women feel better about the way that they look now. The purpose of the article was to show whether this type of intervention was beneficial to these women. The sample for the study was limited to three participants because the intervention was so time consuming. The method was for these women to participate in two semi-structured interviews of one hour each and six sessions of therapeutic massage. Initial interview and massage sessions were conducted by the study's author. The follow-up interview was conducted by an independent researcher and focused on the massage intervention's effects. The results indicated that showed that each of the three women felt positively regarding the intervention. It is possible that they simply did not want to provide negative feedback, but there is no evidence that they found the massage unhelpful in adjusting to their new bodies. Bredin (1999) concluded that intervention techniques like massage can go a very long way toward making women more comfortable with their bodies after mastectomy and should be part of an overall wellness plan for these women, because their mental and emotional states are important, as well as their physical state. In summary, the literature indicated that there is still much more to be studied where women's health and wellness following mastectomy is concerned. The nursing implications related to this issue are vital because it is nurses who often mentor to the emotional and mental state of their patients. Nurses can use these kinds of techniques to help patients recover better.
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This research of body discontentment in females (idealized figures, non-idealized figures and control figures) is essential due to the fact that body frustration might result in hazardous disordered-eating habits such as anorexia or bulimia nervosa (Garner, Olmstead, & Polivy, 1983). Body discontentment has actually been linked to media usage because media are frequently recognized as sources ladies count on for info about their physical look (idealized figures, non-idealized figures and control figures), and thin models and starlets are seemingly the requirement in present media (projected idealized figures). Cultivation and social contrast concepts have actually been utilized to analyze the association in between media usage and body discontentment (idealized figures, non-idealized figures and control figures). The objective of this job was to draw from the 2 concepts to analyze the effect of media exposure on internalization of the thin suitable (projected idealized image) and body frustration in context with various other social/environmental elements like peer and adult mindsets.
The first phase in the task was committed to comprehending the standard relationships amongst internal and social/environmental elements-- consisting of media, friends and parents-- and the internalization of the thin suitable. When become part of the statistical analysis, the media exposure measures did not appear to have substantial connections to internalization of the thin suitable (projected idealized figures). Total TV exposure and dramatization exposure appeared to have considerable connections to internalization of the thin suitable however their effect appeared to be eclipsed by various other aspects. This outcome contributes to the concerns about the importance of total TV exposure vs. exposure to certain categories, and their association with girls' approval of slimness (projected idealized figures) as a social and cultural worth. Nonetheless, the absence of proof of a connection in between genre-based exposure and some thin-ideal truth shows needs to be seen thoroughly due to the manipulated nature of the exposure measures. The absence of a regular circulation for those seeing measures makes it tough to make conclusions about their relations with internalization of the thin suitable. Although general media exposure was not connected, a media connection appeared. Up contrast with media figures was the toughest media aspect connected to internalization of the thin perfect and its contribution to the model was equivalent to self-confidence. Nevertheless, generally talking, peer mindset towards slimness was the main aspect connected with internalization of the thin suitable.
This observation recommends the resonance could play a fundamental part in forming the mindsets that are associated with