Background: Hysterectomy is one of the most frequent surgeries in the world. Uterine fibroids are the principal cause of the surgery. Although the hysterectomy is a common procedure, there is a deficit related to the education that women receive. Objective: The objective of this literature review is to describe aspects that have to be considered at the time of providing an education to the histerectomized women. Specific aspects related to: characteristics that the professionals should have, contents to provide, methodology to use, place, and the most appropriate moment to develop the education. Conclusions: An education focused in women's care needs is an important piece of the care of the histerectomized women. Ideally this education has to be provided through an established program. This program has to give opportune contents related to the real women's needs and their partner's needs. The education has to be dynamic and organized in steps in order to respond to the women's and their partner's needs during the whole surgical process.
|Translated title of the contribution||The process of being hysterectomized: Educational aspects to consider|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Revista Chilena de Obstetricia y Ginecologia|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology