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Being Ex-PLISSIT: Addressing visible differences and intimacy with patients

Sharratt, Nicholas



Having previously discussed the possibility that appearance-altering conditions may impact on the intimate and sexual lives of some patients, this article looks more closely at the Ex-PLISSIT model of interaction which may be deployed in discussing this potentially sensitive topic. He also explores the impact of visible differences on intimacy


Sharratt, N. (2017). Being Ex-PLISSIT: Addressing visible differences and intimacy with patients. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 6(3), 144-145.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 23, 2017
Online Publication Date Apr 4, 2017
Publication Date Apr 4, 2017
Deposit Date Dec 1, 2017
Journal Journal of Aesthetic Nursing
Print ISSN 2050-3717
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 3
Pages 144-145
Keywords visible difference, intimacy, romantic relationships
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Additional Information Additional Information : This document is an invited article and is the version submitted to the publisher and accepted without peer review. The Published Work appeared in final form in Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see


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