Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Rebecca Penzer RN, BSc(Hons), PGDipEd, MSc Nurse Specialist Deputy Chair1 and
  2. Steven J. Ersser RGN, BSc (Hons), PhD (Lond), CertTHEd Professor Director Chair2

Published Online: 10 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319804.ch1

Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

How to Cite

Penzer, R. and Ersser, S. J. (2010) Introduction, in Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319804.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, UK

  2. 2

    Bournemouth University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170871

Online ISBN: 9781444319804

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Keywords:

  • Principles of Skin Care - A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals;
  • skin an inert envelope - bones, muscles, organs and blood;
  • zoological and botanical haven - potential for immunological party;
  • skin health - healthy skin, skin that is not diseased;
  • healthy skin - skin which fulfils all physical, psychological and social functions;
  • course of human history - littered with tragedies of discriminatory behaviour;
  • signals given through skin - wide range of social norms and values;
  • abuse and discrimination;
  • skin diseases of poverty, related to infective processes or infestations;
  • UK cosmetic dermatology - small proportion of a dermatologist's work

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is skin?

  • Skin health

  • What is in this book

  • Conclusion

  • References