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The experience of penile cancer and treatment from the perspective of patients

Grant number: 13/14891-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2013
Effective date (End): September 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Medical-Surgical Nursing
Principal researcher:Marcia Maria Fontão Zago
Grantee:Vander Monteiro da Conceição
Home Institution: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto (EERP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Penile cancer affects men in the productive phase of their lives. Even though its incidence is not high in Brazil, its treatment may result in mutilation, especially of self-image and sexual life. We identified few studies in a literature review addressing the psychosocial aspects of this group of patients; studies restricted to sexual function predominate. We note that health professionals have difficulty understanding the specific situation of a man with cancer, neglecting the representations held by men concerning their bodies and health. This study's objectives are to interpret the meanings attributed by patients to the experience of having penile cancer and its treatment, and develop an educational intervention plan to be applied during the rehabilitation of patients. This study contributes to the store of knowledge concerning the topic, broadening the perspective beyond just sexual function. The Medical Anthropology and Anthropology of masculinity will be used through narrative ethnographic analysis. Patients in follow-up in a university hospital will be invited to participate. Data will be collected through in-depth interviews. The ethnography texts that emerge from interviews and observations will be inductively interpreted through narrative analysis. An educational plan to rehabilitate patients will be developed based on the results, contributing to the quality of nursing care. (AU)

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Scientific publications
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VANDER MONTEIRO DA CONCEIÇÃO; KASSIANO CARLOS SINSKI; JEFERSON SANTOS ARAÚJO; JULIA VALERIA DE OLIVEIRA VARGAS BITENCOURT; LUCIALBA MARIA SILVA DOS SANTOS; MARCIA MARIA FONTÃO ZAGO. Masculinidades e rupturas após a penectomia. Acta Paulista de Enfermagem, v. 35, . (13/14891-4)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
CONCEIÇÃO, Vander Monteiro da. The experience of penile cancer and treatment from the perspective of patients. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto (PCARP/BC) Ribeirão Preto.

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