Book Delivers Personal Stories from Breast Cancer Survivors
"Mastectomy: From Devastation to Resilience" is a valuable resource for husbands, family members, friends and anyone who cares for and about women living through the devastation of mastectomy. Morgan captured the lived experiences of seven young mothers after their mastectomies and breast cancer. Their deeply personal accounts provide insights into issues surrounding their bodies, their sexual behaviors and their innermost hopes and fears.
An excerpt from page 37, "Mastectomy: From Devastation to Resilience":
"You're just thankful for everything. You thank God that you have what you have and you try not to always want more, and be happy with what you have. Not that you don't want to make things better. Once you have breast cancer or any kind of cancer, you look at things a lot differently. When you're out in the garden, you appreciate the flowers more, things like that."
"Mastectomy survivors will find encouragement by relating to others who found greater meaning in their lives. Loved ones can learn how to be most supportive of breast cancer survivors - to learn about their fears and concerns and about the difficult decisions ahead of them," Morgan shares on the book's highlight.
"Mastectomy: From Devastation to Resilience: The Stories of Seven Young Mothers in their Own Words"
By Patricia K. Morgan, Ph.D.
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 368 pages | ISBN 9781449033439
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 368 pages | ISBN 9781449033422
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Patricia K. Morgan, Ph.D., is a psychologist in Clarion. She specializes in treating people who has post-traumatic stress disorder. She has bachelor's degrees in business and psychology, a master's degree in education and a doctorate in clinical psychology. Before going into private practice, she worked as a consultant and an executive coach, taught psychology at Clarion University and was lead therapist at Northwest Human Development in Warren. Morgan is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the International Positive Psychology Association. She was recognized as 2011 Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year representing psychology. Readers can reach Morgan at drpatkm(at)gmail(dot)com.
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