The Influence of the Psychological Care on the Psychological Recovery of Mastectomy Patients Case Study of Al-Amal Cancer Center

Marwan Khalaf Zureikat


The current paper is a try to examine the influence of the psychological care on the recovery of the Modified Radical Mastectomy patients. Mainly, the paper aims at understanding the role of having a well-built psychological program to fasten the recovery of modified radical mastectomy patients on more than one level. The sample of the study consisted of nurses of different levels who have a direct access to the patients within Al-Amal cancer center in Jordan. The study took into perspective four levels of psychological fields including (body image, family, support group and surgery). According to the results of the study, as 144 participants answered the questionnaire properly it appeared that the most influential part which should be taken into consideration through the recovery process is the body image, it appeared that the body image is one of the most important aspects that supports the recovery of a woman after the surgery of mastectomy and helps deeply in giving a healthy approach to deal with the patients after the change that took place on their bodies. In addition to that, it appeared that self-perception (body image), unsettling influence, and lower self-empathy were connected with expanded mental trouble among breast cancer survivors.

Keywords: Breast Cancer - Breast Mastectomy – post-surgery recovery

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