The older woman's body image

Price, B. (2010). The older woman's body image. Nursing Older People, 22(1) pp. 31–36.


Body image is an important concept that has a significant effect on a person's self-esteem and self-confidence. Appreciating how the older body is perceived by a woman is an important first step to understanding how nurses might support patient dignity. This article reviews the latest literature on ageing and body image and suggests practical dialogues that nurses and patients can share.

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