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 patients'physical 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 contributors'analysis 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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 242
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 222 x 159 x 22 mm
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