Merhaba Misafir

An overlooked group in the psychosocial care in breast cancer: Spouses


Breast cancer directly affects women physically, psychologically and socially in the process of diagno-sis, treatment and post-treatment, leads to the deterioration of psychosocial adaptation, and affects the family and social relations negatively. The family, which is an important source of support in the breast cancer process, can face the same psychosocial troubles with women. The results of the rese-arch show that the most preferred source of support in families is spouses and their quality of life is lower than the other family members. Psychosocial care which is biasedly solely canalized to women by the healthcare professionals often overlooked their spouses, and leads to be received inadequate support by them. In this context with the awaring of the psychosocial problems spouses facing, it is important to include spouses to psychosocial care which healthcare professionals provide to women with breast cancer. In this article, it is aimed to raise awareness about psychosocial problems expe-rienced by the spouses of breast cancer patients as a mostly neglected group and possible interventi-ons.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Psikiyatride Güncel Yaklaşımlar
  • Yıl : 2019
  • DOI : 10.18863/pgy.418084
  • Cilt : 11
  • ISSN : 1309-0658
  • Sayı : 2
  • eISSN : 1309-0674
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 239-247
  • IO Kayıt No : 97043
  • Yayıncı : Çukurova Üniversitesi