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M. Tuncer, “Significance of Cancer in Turkey, the Burden of Disease and Cancer Control Policies,” M. Tuncer, Ed., Cancer Control in Turkey, Ankara, Onur Press, Health Ministry Publication, 2008, pp. 5-9.

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  • TITLE: Feelings and Spiritual Practices of Patients with Mastectomy: A Qualitative Study from Turkey

    AUTHORS: Gul Pinar

    KEYWORDS: Feelings; Mastectomy; Spiritual Practice; Qualitative Study

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Cancer Therapy, Vol.3 No.5A, November 1, 2012

    ABSTRACT: Purpose: This study was conducted to describe feelings and spiritual practices of patients with mastectomy. Method: The study was employed a qualitative design at a private university hospital oncology unit in Ankara, Turkey. Interviews were performed with 20 mastectomized women. Results: The findings indicated that commonly used in several spiritual practices; prayer was used by 96%, of the patients, and 94% requested that others pray for their health, the practice to positive reframing (76%), the practice to planning for family-friends activities (74%), visiting mos-que-shrine (73%), and the practice to reading Quran (71%). The categorization of the data led to identification of three thematic units. The first we described as “Experiencing the consequences of illness as a disorder”. The second was “Restoring a sense of order to life”, and the third was “Living with the new condition”. Conclusion: We concluded that a having mastectomy was difficult for the subjects. In this respect, nurses’ role is vital to help women with breast cancer in such a difficult and modifying process as breast removal.