Feelings and Perceptions of Man facing his Lifemate submitted to Mastectomy: Integrative Review
Keywords:Spouses, Mastectomy, Breast Neoplasms, Family relations
Objective: The aim of this article is to investigate, from the scientific literature, feelings and perceptions presented by men facing the experience of having their women submitted to mastectomy.
Methods: This is a literature integrative review collected in the databases LILACS, CINAHL, Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science and Science Direct, in November and December 2015.
Results: The sample included 12 publications. In the selected articles, feelings and perceptions of the man before of women undergoing mastectomy were mostly linked to fear, anxiety, sadness, worry and anguish.
Conclusion: Facing these findings is great relevance that not only women undergoing the procedure must be assisted during all stages of treatment. But also his companions need assistance as a way of these men take care of their women in full.
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