Perioperative destabilization

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Breast amputation, abortion, heart or spinal surgery and further procedures which are experienced as life-, relationship- or health threatening can leave deep scars. They can offend human dignity and lead to problems in the relationship to oneself and to others. Questions of meaning arise. Negative changes in the relationship up to the lack of sexuality and life crises can be the effects.

Important indicators:

  • Fear of surgery
  • Fear of anaesthesia
  • Existential fear
  • Threatened self-image
  • Loss of trust in the body
  • Threatened physical integrity