Altered Body Image : The Nurses' Role

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Altered Body Image : The Nurses' Role

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780471910428
  • DDC分類 610.73

Full Description

This handbook for nurses attempts to explain how accident, disease and surgery (such as mastectomy and burns) can effect patients' image of their body and cause psychological stress. The nurse is seen as having a key role in combatting the shock and possible despair in such cases. The book is intended for nurses at all levels to raise their awareness of the problems of altered body image and provide guideance on how best to care for, communicate with and counsel patients and their relatives.


Normal and altered body image, Mave Salter; the nurse's further contribution, Mave Salter; altered body image in children, Sally Glen; skin diseases and body image, Sandra Hitchens and Jennifer Creevy; sensory impairment and body image, Margot Lindsay; eating disorders and body image, Louise Woodhead et al; how spinal cord paralysis affects body image, Gwilym Jones and Jane Davidson; the image of rheumatic disease, Jan Maycock; body image - the oncological perspective, Carole Blackmore; body image disturbance in burns, Lynda May; body image - the gynaecological perspective, Margaret Rutter; whole or partial breast loss - the threat to womanhood, Ann Tait; stoma - the effect on body image, Mave Salter.