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Impact of visible differences on intimacy: The role of health professionals

Sharratt, Nicholas



An appearance-altering condition can have a negative impact on an individual's psychosocial wellbeing. This may extend into the important spheres of love and intimacy and can affect existing relationships, as well as the formation of new partnerships. This article discusses why intimacy is a topic that is often not discussed with health professionals and offers initial suggestions as to how this may be redressed


Sharratt, N. (2015). Impact of visible differences on intimacy: The role of health professionals. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 4(9), 449-451.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 19, 2015
Publication Date Nov 1, 2015
Deposit Date Nov 29, 2017
Journal Journal of Aesthetic Nursing
Print ISSN 2050-3717
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 4
Issue 9
Pages 449-451
Keywords visible difference, disfigurement, intimacy, romantic relationships, sex, psychology, healthcare professionals, patients
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Additional Information Additional Information : This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see


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