Principles of Skin Care is a practical, evidence-based guide to the principles of skin management and skin health. Broader than a dermatology book, this text focuses on the generic components of helping patients with skin conditions and exploring the underlying evidence base. It provides practitioners with the skills and information needed to become competent in caring for the skin, preventing skin breakdown, managing patients with common skin conditions and helping patients cope with the psychological impact of skin problems. Divided into two sections, the book first takes a look at the fundamental principles of skin management, addressing the core nursing issues relevant across the board of dermatological care. The second section covers the dermatological conditions most commonly seen in practice, including psoriasis, eczema, and acne. It also explores the principles of illness management, describing disease processes and enabling health care practitioners to work effectively with patients to choose the best treatment available for their condition.
Key features * Explores the essential principles of skin care and their application to clinical management * Written by renowned experts in the field * Full colour illustrations throughout * Evidence-based with extensive referencing
Rebecca Penzer is a Community Dermatology Nurse Specialistfor Norfolk Community Health and Care. She is co-editor of Dermatological Nursing (the journal of the BritishDermatological Nursing Group, BDNG) and is a trustee of thePsoriasis Association. She is a founder of the International SkinCare Nursing Group and current secretary. Rebecca has been arecipient of the Stone Award by the BDNG for services todermatological nursing. Professor Steven J. Ersser is Chair in NursingDevelopment and Skin Care Research at Bournemouth University andDirector of the Centre for Wellbeing & Quality of Life. He is aFounder & Inaugural Chair of the International Skin-careNursing Group. He is widely published and is Research Consultant tothe Dermatology Nursing Journal (USA) and was co-founder ofthe Journal of Clinical Nursing and a Visiting Professor ofNursing at the University of Southampton. He has worked in theOxford and Southampton Departments of Dermatology. Steven has alsobeen a recipient of the Stone Award by the BDNG.