Student:______Pat Morgan_____________________________
|Outcome as |Describe method of meeting outcome criteria |Instructor|
|per ||evaluation|
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|II D 5|BODY IMAGE||
|3/8/04|||
||Body image is the way someone perceives their||
||appearance. This perception can greatly affect that||
||person’s life. A person who has to face change in ||
||their body due to an amputation or facial||
||disfigurement can feel great deal of stress and||
||unhappiness. Adjusting to life after surgery for ||
||colostomy or mastectomy or any surgery that changes||
||the appearance of their body can be a great ||
||stressor.||
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||For many the changing physical appearance caused by||
||aging, e.g. wrinkles, hearing aids, reduction in||
||structure, through diseases such as osteoarthritis,||
||and loss muscle tone can cause the older person to ||
||feel unattractive. For the adolescent body image ||
||is extremely important, and for many teenagers the ||
||way others perceive their appearance is of utmost ||
||importance, spending a lot of time working at||
||improving their image and perceived imperfections. ||
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||Cultural values and the society one lives in ||
||affects the way a person perceives their body||
||image. Western society values slim, attractive||
||young people, with the normal aging process being ||
||considered something to be feared and concerned||
||about. However in some other cultures the aged are||
||looked up to and very much honored.||
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||During my time at Swedish I did not have a patient ||
||with obvious body image problems. So for this||
||subject I am going to discuss a patient who has had||
||a lower limb amputation. It is very obvious that ||
||this man will suffer grief from this loss and his ||
||body image will be greatly affected, especially at ||
||first. As a second quarter nursing student I would ||
||give the pt the opportunity to discuss his feelings||
||about his appearance. I would also discuss with||
||him that it is normal for him to be feeling grief, ||
||but that with time, as with any grieving process||
||this should reduce. I would also ask him if he||
||would like to talk with others who have lost a limb||
||(perhaps someone who has moved on and is now ||
||wearing a prosthesis). I would also discuss with ||
||his family how it is important for them to promote ||
||his independence when possible. ||
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