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The Experience of African Women: HIVAIDS and Cervical Cancer

Emmanuel Maboko

ISBN 10: 384841659X / ISBN 13: 9783848416592
Published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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Paperback. 100 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.2in.This book focuses on the experiences of African women diagnosed with both HIVAIDS and cervical cancer. What is it like to live with both the diagnosis of HIVAIDS and cervical cancer The experience of physical symptoms, of living with HIVAIDS and cervical cancer as well as the emotional experience were explored and described. The diagnosis of a chronic disease may be a painful and distressing experience for women. The pain that they go through may be a prevailing physical and psychological issue in their lives. Explaining ones own reactions and feelings to other people can lead to new insights into oneself and ones own experiences (Johnson, 2003). Furthermore, self-disclosure create the potential for trust, caring, commitment, growth, self-understanding and friendship, and further, to like me, to trust me, to be committed to our relationship, to facilitate my personal growth and self-understanding, and to be my friend, you must know me. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783848416592

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Title: The Experience of African Women: HIVAIDS and...

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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This book focuses on the experiences of African women diagnosed with both HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer. What is it like to live with both the diagnosis of HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer? The experience of physical symptoms, of living with HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer as well as the emotional experience were explored and described. The diagnosis of a chronic disease may be a painful and distressing experience for women. The pain that they go through may be a prevailing physical and psychological issue in their lives. Explaining one's own reactions and feelings to other people can lead to new insights into oneself and one's own experiences (Johnson, 2003). Furthermore, self-disclosure create the potential for trust, caring, commitment, growth, self-understanding and friendship, and further, "to like me, to trust me, to be committed to our relationship, to facilitate my personal growth and self-understanding, and to be my friend, you must know me".

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Has a B-Tech degree in Radiation Therapy (University of Johannesburg), Master of Arts in Public Health (UNISA), and an MSc in Medicine (in the field of Bioethics and Health Law) (University of Witwatersrand). He is currently working as a Radiation Therapist at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.

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