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Psicologia para América Latina

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SILVA DE OLIVEIRA, Mariza et al. La rehabilitación para mujeres mastectomizadas en un grupo apoyo/soporte. Psicol. Am. Lat. [online]. 2008, n.14, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1870-350X.

This is a study to describe, through a report of experience, the dynamics of a support group for mastectomized women. This is a descriptive and retrospective study and was done through consultations to documents, minute book, pictures, recordings and works related to the group GEPAM (Group of Teaching, Research and Assistance the Mastectomized women) from 1998 to the current days. The data was organized in report form with the description of the important historical and chronological events of the group. The activities which took place systematically were: corporal exercises, solemnity-expressive activities, educational workshops, plastic arts through several courses and leisure activities. The study allowed rescuing the benefits of a support group for the well-being of mastectomized women, aiming at the recovery of the psychosocial equilibrium and the quality of life, allowing them to return to the fullness of their professional, social and emotional activities, supporting their total rehabilitation.

Palavras-chave : Mammary Neoplasias; Mastectomized women; Group activities; Rehabilitation.

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