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Body image and psychosocial adjustment following the amputation of a limb

Body image and psychosocial adjustment following the amputation of a limb The amputation of a limb can result in a range of physical and psychological challenges, as individuals must learn to adjust to changes in their physical capabilities in addition to an altered appearance. While intervention strategies such as prosthetics and counselling may be of benefit, further research is required to better understand the psychological needs of these patients. Laura Armstrong-James explores this issue http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Aesthetic Nursing Mark Allen Group

Body image and psychosocial adjustment following the amputation of a limb

Journal of Aesthetic Nursing , Volume 4 (6): 2 – Jul 2, 2015

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Mark Allen Group
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 MA Healthcare Limited
ISSN
2050-3717
eISSN
2052-2878
DOI
10.12968/joan.2015.4.6.288
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Abstract

The amputation of a limb can result in a range of physical and psychological challenges, as individuals must learn to adjust to changes in their physical capabilities in addition to an altered appearance. While intervention strategies such as prosthetics and counselling may be of benefit, further research is required to better understand the psychological needs of these patients. Laura Armstrong-James explores this issue

Journal

Journal of Aesthetic NursingMark Allen Group

Published: Jul 2, 2015

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