My Mother's Breast

Daughters Face Their Mothers' Cancer
Author: Laurie Tarkan
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1461600286
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 240
View: 673
Focusing on the unique psychological needs of women who must deal with the pain and devastation of a mother's breast cancer while repressing their fears for their own health, Tarkan profiles a wide range of women who have witnessed the effects of breast cancer.

Breast Feeding and Sexuality

Behaviour, Beliefs and Taboos Among the Gogo Mothers in Tanzania
Author: Mara Mabilia
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845452995
Page: 139
View: 8727
In this study, the author examines the cultural and social context of breast feeding among the African Gogo women of the Cigongwe's village in Tanzania.

Understanding Breast Cancer Risk

Author: Patricia T. Kelly
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9780877228134
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 157
View: 1922
The threat of breast cancer concerns all women. Those who rely on media reports of various risk factors find they often contain information that is confusing, contradictory, incomplete, and not relevant to individual risk. Patricia T. Kelly, a medical geneticist who specializes in breast cancer risk assessment and counseling, has brought together materials from the fields of genetics, medicine, epidemiology, sociology, and counseling to provide a guide to breast cancer risk analysis that is accessible to both health care providers and patients. By addressing the social as well as the scientific aspects of breast cancer risk, this book helps health care professionals to better guide and inform their patients. Understanding Breast Cancer presents the most up to date information about genetic and environmental factors that are either known or believed to influence the risk of breast cancer. Kelly discusses: how to interpret and clarify study results and statistics women's personal fears and beliefs the importance of understanding how each patient defines the disease special concerns of those who have a family history of cancer, benign breast disease, or questions about hormones the active role women should take in devising their own breast health program useful strategies and methods of effective communication to help patients put their risk into perspective and achieve appropriate breast health care This concise, clearly written book enables health care professionals to assess factors that contribute to breast cancer risk; to alleviate fears; to dispel myths about risk factors such as age, family history, diet, stress, and personality; and to help patients achieve an individual and comprehensive view of personal risk and appropriate breast health care. Author note: Patricia T. Kelly, Ph.D. is a medical geneticist who has specialized in providing Cancer Risk Analysis in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than ten years. She is the director of the Cancer Risk Analysis service at Children's Hospital of San Francisco and the author of Dealing with Dilemma: A Manual for Genetic Counselors.

A Mother's Fight

Author: Minister Kathy Pierce Thompson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479796166
Category: Self-Help
Page: 55
View: 9989
A Mothers Fight tells the story of the tests trials and tribulations of a mothers fight against cancer. Two weeks after the death of her husband, my mother never had the chance to mourn his death, because she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. The diagnosis of Breast Cancer began her five year battle with a disease that changed her life and all of our familys life as well. My mother had the type of breast cancer that did not have a root to it, therefore allowing it to come back at any time and travelling to different areas of the body. During the years of 2007 through 2012 my mother had cancer in the breast, lung, and brain. Living in a small town with not much of a health care system, we were brought out of our comfort zone. In order for my mother to be cured and get the health care she needed, we had to travel a great distance, my entire family had to help, and we had to depend on God and the people He brought into our lives. My family and especially my mother went through a storm in dealing with the little c word called cancer, however it taught us to trust God, pray, lean and depend not in our understanding but in the understanding and wisdom of God. The night before my mother had brain surgery, she heard the words to a song in her ear singing He wont fail thee. God did not fail my mother in her fight against cancer, and that lets me know He will never fail any of His children.

The Baby Bump and Beyond: Me and My Baby HandBook

Author: Fred Tega
ISBN: 1304130010
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 106
View: 4189
"Presents an easy and convenient way to plan, enjoy and memorialize your pregnancy and birth experience."--Back cover.

On Matricide

Myth, Psychoanalysis, and the Law of the Mother
Author: Amber Jacobs
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231512058
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 3849
Despite advances in feminism, the "law of the father" remains the dominant model of Western psychological and cultural analysis, and the law of the mother continues to exist as an underdeveloped and marginal concept. In her radical rereading of the Greek myth, Oresteia, Amber Jacobs hopes to rectify the occlusion of the mother and reinforce her role as an active agent in the laws that determine and reinforce our cultural organization. According to Greek myth, Metis, Athena's mother, was Zeus's first wife. Zeus swallowed Metis to prevent her from bearing children who would overthrow him. Nevertheless, Metis bore Zeus a child-Athena-who sprang forth fully formed from his head. In Aeschylus's Oresteia, Athena's motherless status functions as a crucial justification for absolving Orestes of the crime of matricide. In his defense of Orestes, Zeus argues that the father is more important than the mother, using Athena's "motherless" birth as an example. Conducting a close reading of critical works on Aeschylus's text, Jacobs reveals that psychoanalytic theorists have unwittingly reproduced the denial of Metis in their own critiques. This repression, which can be found in the work of Sigmund Freud and Melanie Klein as well as in the work of more contemporary theorists such as André Green and Luce Irigaray, has resulted in both an incomplete analysis of Oresteia and an inability to account for the fantasies and unconscious processes that fall outside the oedipal/patricidal paradigm. By bringing the story of Athena's mother, Metis, to the forefront, Jacobs challenges the primacy of the Oedipus myth in Western culture and psychoanalysis and introduces a bold new theory of matricide and maternal law. She finds that the Metis myth exists in cryptic forms within Aeschylus's text, uncovering what she terms the "latent content of the Oresteian myth," and argues that the occlusion of the law of the mother is proof of the patriarchal structures underlying our contemporary social and psychic realities. Jacobs's work not only provides new insight into the Oresteian trilogy but also advances a postpatriarchal model of the symbolic order that has strong ramifications for psychoanalysis, feminism, and theories of representation, as well as for clinical practice and epistemology.


Facing the Breast Cancer Gene and Making Life-Changing Decisions
Author: Dina Roth Port
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110144391X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
View: 9046
The first guide to all surgical and nonsurgical options for women with a high risk for breast cancer. Advances in genetic testing and risk assessment have changed the face of medicine, but with them has come a Pandora's box of dilemmas. Imagine discovering you had a significant risk for developing breast cancer. What would you do? Through the incredible true stories of five young friends, as well as interviews with more than seventy top breast cancer experts, health writer Dina Roth Port addresses the universal questions of women everywhere who have watched family members suffer from the disease and wondered, "Am I next?" Full of practical information, Previvors is the first comprehensive book to guide women through the difficult process of determining their risk, weighing the options, and coping with the emotions of deciding to undergo surgery. Readers will learn: •The pros and cons of getting tested for the BRCA gene •How to decide between surgical or nonsurgical options •The latest research in breast cancer surveillance •The advanced new world of breast reconstruction •How to overcome body image and sex issues post-surgery, and more From navigating health insurance coverage to finding the right medical team, Previvors is an invaluable resource for women facing decisions about their risk and future health. Watch a Video

Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What a "Good" Mother Would Do

The Ethics of Ambivalence
Author: Sarah LaChance Adams
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231537220
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
View: 3777
When a mother kills her child, we call her a bad mother, but, as this book shows, even mothers who intend to do their children harm are not easily categorized as "mad" or "bad." Maternal love is a complex emotion rich with contradictory impulses and desires, and motherhood is a conflicted state in which women constantly renegotiate the needs mother and child, the self and the other. Applying care ethics philosophy and the work of Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Simone de Beauvoir to real-world experiences of motherhood, Sarah LaChance Adams throws the inherent tensions of motherhood into sharp relief, drawing a more nuanced portrait of the mother and child relationship than previously conceived. The maternal example is particularly instructive for ethical theory, highlighting the dynamics of human interdependence while also affirming separate interests. LaChance Adams particularly focuses on maternal ambivalence and its morally productive role in reinforcing the divergence between oneself and others, helping to recognize the particularities of situation, and negotiating the difference between one's own needs and the desires of others. She ultimately argues maternal filicide is a social problem requiring a collective solution that ethical philosophy and philosophies of care can inform.

Poems About Life Big City Style

Poems About Life Second Edition
Author: Jim Davis Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469102854
Category: Poetry
Page: 119
View: 1805
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Breast-feeding and the Mother

Author: Symposium on Breast-Feeding and the Mother
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780444152411
Category: Breastfeeding
Page: 280
View: 9391

The Window of Opportunity

Pre-pregnancy to 24 Months of Age
Author: David James Purslove Barker,Renate L. Bergmann,Pearay L. Ogra
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3805583877
Category: Medical
Page: 266
View: 3127
There is no longer any doubt that the inherited genetic constitution of the individual has a large influence on the entire life cycle, from human fetal development and pre- and postnatal growth to subsequent health status. However, growing evidence suggests that this predisposition is not rigid, but that early genetic imprinting, caused by exposure to a diverse spectrum of nutrients, macromolecules, microbial agents and other cellular or soluble components present in the external environment, is also of importance. According to this concept of the developmental origins of adult diseases, intrauterine and early life events play an important role in the etiology of human diseases: there seems to exist a critical 'window of opportunity' in the human infant before and during pregnancy, and up to 24 months of age. Altered exposure to different environmental agents during this critical period may determine the nature of responses in the perinatal period, and the expression of specific disease states in later life. The papers presented in this publication thus focus on the impact of perinatal growth, nutrition, environmental microflora, and host immune responses on the outcome of health and disease in later life.

Advances in Human Clinical Nutrition

Author: Joseph J. Vitale,Selwyn A. Broitman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400982909
Category: Medical
Page: 228
View: 4596
Boston University School of Medicine has established a series of Medical Education Programs in Nutrition held each summer since 1975. These deal with controversies in human clinical nutrition. The subjects have covered various topics, including those dealing with the relation ships between diet and heart disease, diet and cancer, breast· versus bottle-feeding, and dietary fiber and disease. Other noncontroversial topics were also covered at these conferences; they were discussed simply to bring to the attention of the health professional new happenings in nutritional research. These topics dealt with the relationships of nutrition to immune function, to neurotransmitters, to infection, to obesity, and to chemotherapy. This text is a compilation of selected manuscripts of interest to the health professional in the area of human clinical nutrition. Whatever success this text enjoys is in no small way due to the ad ministrative and editorial efforts of our administrative assistant, Mrs Geraldine Rankin - our sincere thanks.

Genetic Counseling in Breast Cancer

Author: Beth N. Peshkin
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781586037932
Category: Medical
Page: 150
View: 8124
"This publication is a testament to how far the field of genetic counseling for breast cancer susceptibility has advanced since the mid-1990s, following the cloning of two major breast (and ovarian) cancer susceptibility genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. For women who test positive, several recent studies confirm what we suspected early on namely that prophylactic mastectomy and oophorectomy confer significant protection against the development of breast and ovarian cancer. Ongoing research to develop better screening measures for ovarian cancer is especially critical now given the substantial number of women who are identified by BRCA1/2 positive status as being at high risk for this disease. In addition, we are learning more about other genetic contributions to familial breast cancer risk including low penetrance gene mutations, SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) and mutations in modifier genes. In this continuum of learning and awareness, it is the shared efforts of policy-makers, researchers, healthcare providers, theologians, ethicists, consumers, and others who will navigate us through and beyond the genetics nexus. As a community, we have a window of opportunity to embrace lessons learned from cancer genetic counseling and extrapolate them to other pursuits of genetic knowledge."

Expectant Prayers for Expectant Mothers

Author: Jennifer J. Weiss
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1600344984
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 308
View: 3974
Day-by-day guide from planning pregnancy to delivery. Featuring over 260 engaging and interactive prayers formatted with a daily topic, verse, devotional, and journal tip. A book worth experiencing!

Psychoanalysis and Gender

An Introductory Reader
Author: Rosalind Minsky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134680333
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 336
View: 6119
What is object-relations theory and what does it have to do with literary studies? How can Freud's phallocentric theories be applied by feminist critics? In Psychoanalysis and Gender: An Introductory Reader Rosalind Minsky answers these questions and more, offering students a clear, straightforward overview without ever losing them in jargon. In the first section Minsky outlines the fundamentals of the theory, introducing the key thinkers and providing clear commentary. In the second section, the theory is demonstrated by an anthology of seminal essays which includes: * Feminity by Sigmund Freud * Envy and Gratitude by Melanie Klein * An extract from Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena by Donald Winnicot * The Meaning of the Phallus by Jacques Lacan * An extract from Women's Time by Julia Kristeva * An extract from Speculum of the Other Woman by Luce Irigaray

Joints and Connective Tissues

General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series
Author: Kerryn Phelps,Craig Hassed
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729582175
Category: Medical
Page: 1280
View: 1867
Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: From Diagnosis to Complete Remission

Author: Denice Jeffery
Publisher: PartridgeIndia
ISBN: 1482898330
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 108
View: 6135
As a psychologist, Denice Jeffery helped others learn to face their greatest fears with courage and integrity. But on a dark day in 2005, she would need to learn how to apply those same support strategies to her own life. That day, she learned that she had breast cancer. Just five years later, she was told that the cancer had metastasized, spreading throughout her body. A remarkable journey began then; now, she is officially in complete remission. Here, she shares her experiences honestly and intimately. Although she had radiation, she refused chemotherapy in favor of more natural therapies. She bravely rejected her terminal diagnosis and started on a race for her very life, hoping to unearth complementary strategies that could potentially ensure her survival. In Part One, she invites you into the life of a patient who refused to accept that there was nothing to be done. In Part Two she details the strategies, supplements, and protocols she used to overcome her cancer. Her story, from diagnosis to complete remission and how she achieved that transformation, offers hope to anyone facing cancer. "Not wanting to give up and just hand over to chemotherapy, Ms Jeffery did her research and found a variety of alternatives that each had good, if largely anecdotal successes, but which made sense to her in terms of theory. She also did a voyage through her own psyche to smooth the path, and in the end, has won the day and shares it all with the reader." -Dr. Val Lewis, Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia

readings and communication skills in english

Author: N.A
Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.
ISBN: 9789712315596
Page: N.A
View: 9166

Praying—with the Saints—to God Our Mother

Author: Daniel F. Stramara
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621893650
Category: Religion
Page: 458
View: 1068
Praying--with the Saints--to God Our Mother celebrates the feminine characteristics of God by uncovering a treasury of texts that have been overlooked for centuries. Over 150 scriptural passages, both from the original biblical languages and other ancient translations, radiate the warmth and vitality of the maternal face of God. Additionally, passages from five Ecumenical Councils, all thirty-three Doctors of the Church, another thirty-six Fathers, and a total of seventy-one saints from every century reveal a vast richness of feminine images of God. Stramara's in-depth scholarship, presented in a format of prayer and meditation, makes this book inviting for all readers. Praying-with the Saints-to God Our Mother will be the standard reference for Christians of any tradition for years to come.

The Afterlife Connection

A Therapist Reveals How to Communicate with Departed Loved Ones
Author: Dr. Jane Greer
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429974656
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
View: 5145
This fascinating and surprising book is the first ever by a classically trained therapist to explore the spiritual aspects of the bond that exists between the living and the dead. Dr. Jane Greer began with the belief that this bond was not purely a psychological one but was, in fact, much more dynamic and empowering. It was only in the shattering aftermath of her own mother's death, however--a turning point that, Dr. Greer admits, challenged her own ability to cope--that she began to explore and understand how to recognize and even initiate an ongoing communication that can have a profound impact on the ways we grieve and heal. In these pages we learn that transcommunication is not simply "a hello from heaven" but a powerful therapeutic tool that is available to any of us. Through the story of her deceased mother's many dream visits and manifestations--as well as those visits her patients receive from their loved ones-we learn to be alert to the signs of such phenomena and to recognize the messages they contain. We see how her patients come to feel safe and protected again--as though they have a guardian angel-once they learn to open themselves up to these possibilities. Through this communication, which is at once spiritual and very concrete, the pain of grieving can be made more bearable. Ambivalent relationships can be healed. And a loved one's messages can bring relief and joy.