Abstract

MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM AND ITS STRESS PATTERN, QUALITY OF LIFE AND SUPPORTIVE INTERVENTION IN BREAST CANCER SUBJECTS- A CRITICAL REVIEW AND RESEARCH GAP ANALYSIS

Author(s): SAMPOORNAM. READER, C. SUSILA, R.VIJAYARAGAVAN, GOWRISETHU,

Context: Facing a breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and the stress levels may skyrocket. Given that breast cancer is a significant stressor and psychosocial variables such as stress are associated with quality of life. With education and supportive care, one may be better able to deal with many issues and emotions experienced. Supportive Intervention: Emotional support offers a totally confidential environment in which the breast cancer patients can build a relationship to explore the problems, understand them, come to terms with them or resolve them. The role of Emotional Support is to build an alliance with one person, a two-way collaborative exchange that enables one to explore the situation, what’s behind it or causing it, identifying what can be done and support one through decision making. One of the main roles of a mental health nurse is to help patients by providing emotional support and guidance. Nurses play a vital role in providing emotional support in hospital setting. Emotional support is one of the vital elements of nursing practice. Research Gap Existence: There have been an inadequate number of research studies with emotional supportive nursing interventions for breast cancer patients in India, and these interventions have not been well defined. It is quite important for psychiatric nurses to endure an effective role in implementing emotionally supportive interventions to assist breast cancer patients in stress adaptation and to improve their quality of life.

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ISSN: 2320-3315

ICV :81.58

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