Chapter 6. Psychological and Social Aspects of Skin Care

  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.ch6

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) Psychological and Social Aspects of Skin Care, in Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319804.ch6

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:

  • psychological and social aspects of skin care;
  • exploring issues around psychological and social impacts of skin disease;
  • interplay between skin and mind and individuals and their communities;
  • body image, concept of one's physical appearance - self-observation and reaction of others;
  • poor body image - edit social experiences to reinforce existing negative perceptions of themselves;
  • psychological impact;
  • hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis (HPA), peripheral nervous system (PNS) and biological barriers;
  • Peripheral nervous system (PNS);
  • intrinsic capability - to cope with stressful situation;
  • techniques promoting active listening

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Social impacts

  • Psychological impact

  • Nursing interventions

  • Conclusion

  • References