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Psicologia para América Latina

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GAMBATTO, Rosani et al. Mecanismos de defesa utilizados por profissionais de saúde no tratamento de câncer de mama. Psicol. Am. Lat. [online]. 2006, n.6. ISSN 1870-350X.

The breast cancer is probably the most fearsome for the women due to his/her high frequency and psychological effects that you/they affect her personal image. The objective of this research is to identify which are those defense mechanisms used by the professionals of health that exercise activities in the Feminine Net of Combat to Cancer of São Miguel do Oeste - SC in the women's breast cancer bearers treatment. For obtaining of the data a structured interview was elaborated, starting from which a variety of the used mechanisms was verified, as rationalization, formation reactivates, intellectual, denial and displacement. For the exposed in that work, it was evident that the task of taking care of a patient with breast cancer, it is considered by the professionals as difficult, reason for the which the professionals end up using the most varied defense mechanisms.

Keywords : Defense mechanism; Health professional; Cancer of breast.

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