The Perspective of 'Embodiment' in Healthcare

1142 Words Feb 1st, 2018 5 Pages
I will outline the strongpoints and also the weak points of the holistic approach in the case of breast cancer. I will also outline the 4 bodies that make up the theory of embodiment, which are the phenomenological bodies, physiological body, the social body, and the clinical body. I will discuss the factors affecting South African women who have breast cancer; I will also discuss the common mistakes that healthcare practitioners do in the case of breast cancer. I will discuss how the perspectives of embodiment enable the patient and healthcare practitioner to understand and intervene holistically in the case of breast cancer Breast cancer is mainly prevalent amongst women in high socio-economic class (Van der Wiel 2013). Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk. Cancers originating from ducts are known as ductal carcinomas while those originating from lobules are known as lobular carcinomas. Breast cancer affects everyone but the likelihood of a man having breast cancer is…
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