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UNLABELLED Genetic testing for BRCA1/2 has psychosocial impacts including those related to views of personal health, sense of self and identity and body image. The centrality of a person's self-concept in maintaining physical and psychosocial well-being has been well recognized; however, to date research exploring altered self-concept related to carrier(More)
BACKGROUND Women with a BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation experience significant challenges. These include decision-making regarding surgical options and notification to offspring and family, along with a sense of isolation, which may lead to psychological and emotional distress. The current study developed, standardized, and conducted preliminary testing of a(More)
  • E C Irwin
  • 1985
This paper discusses the use and value of spontaneous puppet stories in child assessment. A procedure is described and the emergent form and content of story material are examined. These projective data, in turn, are used to further understand the defensive structure, preoccupations, and conflicts of the child. These psychodynamic concepts are discussed and(More)
An analysis of children's drawings and stories was completed on 60 youngsters--30 of whom were hospitalized for surgery, and a comparison group of 30 with no known history of hospitalization. Data analysis on the stories indicated that the hospitalized group, especially the males, experienced greatly exacerbated fears of injury, lessened self-esteem and(More)