This informative volume explores the psychological, social, and medical aspects of several dermatologic illnesses and the implications for the persons they affect. By examining both the implications for patientsaphysical appearance and the effects on patient psyche, Dermatology and Person-Threatening Illness offers health care professionals practical patient-centered assessments and treatment suggestions to help them develop successful approaches to providing patient care. The contributorsaanalysis of medical personnel, society's responses to the dermatologic manifestations of disease, and how these responses negatively affect those diagnosed with dermatologic diseases will further strengthen your understanding of these patients and their care. A valuable resource for professionals and students in the health care field and in mental health working with persons suffering from dermatologic diseases and their families, Dermatology and Person-Threatening Illness promotes better understanding and more effective treatment for those with physically damaging and potentially emotionally draining dermatologic diseases.I cannot begin to tell you how many times patients have said that the nurse, or the doctor, the housekeeper, or the food service person, the transporter, the ambulance driver, or the social worker afforded them a feeling of being cared about.
|Title||:||Dermatology and Person-Threatening Illness|
|Author||:||Austin Kutscher, Robert R Walther, Agnes Beachman, Iona Ginsburg|
|Publisher||:||CRC Press - 1996-09-27|