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Providing patients with information on caring for skin

Rebecca Penzer Dermatology specialist nurse, Norfolk Primary Care Trust, King’s Lynn, Skin health

This article examines why healthcare professionals may find it difficult to advise patients about care of chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne. Strategies that might be helpful in improving advice for patients are discussed.

Correspondence rpenzer@opalskin.co.uk

Nursing Standard. 23, 9,49-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.11.23.9.49.c6720

Published in print: 05 November 2008

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review