Management and prevention of abnormal scars
Kathleen Devlin-Rooney Senior occupational therapist, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin
William James Clinical nurse specialist, Laser Clinic, Morriston Hospital, Swansea
This article examines the formation of abnormal scars and describes how the different types can be treated. Psychological issues may result from scarring. The authors discuss how nurses can help patients to come to terms with altered body image.
Nursing Standard. 19, 28, 45-54. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.03.19.28.45.c3828Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review