"The ambiguous transforming body"--A phenomenological study of the meaning of weight changes among women treated for breast cancer.

@article{Pedersen2016TheAT,
  title={"The ambiguous transforming body"--A phenomenological study of the meaning of weight changes among women treated for breast cancer.},
  author={Birgith Pedersen and Mette Groenkjaer and Ursula Gerda Inge Falkmer and Edith Mark and Charlotte Delmar},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={55},
  pages={15-25}
}
BACKGROUND Changes in weight and body-shape are well known side effects among women treated for breast cancer. Caring for these women requires knowledge of how they perceive these bodily changes. However, knowledge on weight changes and how such changes influence the women's perception of their bodies and selves is limited. OBJECTIVE To describe the essential meaning of the phenomenon of changes in weight and body-shape in women treated for breast cancer and how these changes influence the… CONTINUE READING
Related Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 6 times. VIEW TWEETS

Citations

Publications citing this paper.

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 39 references

The essence of essences – the search for meaning structures in phenomenological analysis of lifeworld phenomena

K. Dahlberg
Int. J. Qual. Stud. Health Well-being • 2006
View 8 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The World of Perception

M. Merleau-Ponty
2004
View 6 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

InterViews: Learning the Craft of Qualita

S. Brinkmann, S. Kvale
2014
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Phenomenology as a resource for patients.

The Journal of medicine and philosophy • 2012
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The Phenomenology of Perception

M. Merleau-Ponty
2014
View 2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…