Body image in adolescents: insights and implications
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Body image in adolescents: insights and implications

Bob Price Director, Postgraduate awards in advancing healthcare practice, Faculty of Health and Social Care, the Open University

This article explores some of the key processes associated with the development of a normal body image in adolescence and considers the impact of illness on the same. Nurses are assisted to explore the ways in which their insights into body image change might assist adolescents to cope with illness, injury or disability in a more constructive way.

Nursing Children and Young People. 21, 5,38-44. doi: 10.7748/paed2009.06.21.5.38.c7082