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Terminal illness and body image

VOL: 98, ISSUE: 14, PAGE NO: 36Rob Newell, PhD, BSc, RGN, RMN, RNT, CertBehavPsych, is professor of nursing research, school of health studies, University of BradfordBody image is at the heart of the way people see themselves and has been described as crucial to the development of self-concept (Bronheim et al, 1991). It is easy, therefore, to see how a threat to a person's body image also threatens his or her psychological well-being.

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