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Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Nature, assessment and treatment

01 October 2000

Mental Health Practice

CPD

Aims and intended learning outcomes This article discusses the characteristics of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), its assessment and treatment. After reading this...

Project to improve care for people coping with changes in body image

10 March 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

This article presents findings from a project to improve supportive care for people who experience body image change(s) as a result of cancer and its treatment....

The older woman’s body image

28 February 2010

Nursing Older People

CPD

Body image is an important concept that has a significant effect on a person’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Appreciating how the older body is perceived by a...

Scar management

10 September 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Scarring has major psychological and physical repercussions–for example, scarring on the face and visible regions of the body can be very distressing for the...

Body adornment: piercings and tattoos

08 May 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Body adornment through tattoos and piercings is on the increase, making adverse side effects more common. Practitioners should be prepared to give advice, either...

Scar management

25 October 2006

Primary Health Care

Clinical tissue viability

Scarring has major psychological and physical repercussions, for example, scarring on the face and visible regions of the body can be distressing for the patient,...

Enabling patients to manage altered body image

14 December 2016

Nursing Standard

CPD

The author presented a model in the 1990s to explain altered body image, which has been used to characterise the difficulties encountered by patients who experience...

The lived experiences of people with bladder cancer and their partners

06 November 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

The aim of this literature review was to locate the voices of people with bladder cancer and their partners, including family members and other carers, to reveal the...

Supporting women experiencing sexual problems after treatment for breast cancer

28 October 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Treatment for breast cancer may create or exacerbate sexual problems for a variety of reasons. Surgery to the breasts may have an impact on body image, self-esteem...

Understanding patient accounts of body image change

09 July 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice

CPD

Patients share a variety of accounts of their altered body image experiences associated with cancer and its treatment and these must be identified and understood if...