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Use of Mirrors as a Nursing Intervention to Promote Patients' Acceptance of a New Body Image

Wyona M. Freysteinson

psychosocial support systems, quality of life
CJON 2012, 16(5), 533-536. DOI: 10.1188/12.CJON.533-536

Body image in oncology is a relatively unexplored field. Recent interventions have focused on the use of the mirror in assessing body image. The purpose of this narrative is to increase oncology nurses' awareness of the need to adopt such interventions based on expert judgment and practice when empirical evidence is limited.

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