A holistic approach to meeting the needs of patients with conditions that affect their appearance
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A holistic approach to meeting the needs of patients with conditions that affect their appearance

Gemma Borwick Training adviser in health, Changing Faces, a charity that supports and represents people who have disfigurements to the face, hand or body from any cause

This article examines how patients and their families are affected by disfiguring conditions, sets out the social and psychological problems they need to address and how primary care professionals can help them develop coping strategies to improve their quality of life.

Primary Health Care. 21, 1,33-39. doi: 10.7748/phc2011.02.21.1.33.c8306