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Visibly Different: Coping with Disfigurement Richard Lansdown

Visibly Different: Coping with Disfigurement

Richard Lansdown

Published August 7th 1997
ISBN : 9780750634243
Paperback
272 pages
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The opening section of the book gives a flavor of the experience of having a disfigurement. It demonstrates the human experiences of being significantly visibly different compared with the norm, a norm, which is either defined for us by the cultureMoreThe opening section of the book gives a flavor of the experience of having a disfigurement. It demonstrates the human experiences of being significantly visibly different compared with the norm, a norm, which is either defined for us by the culture in which we live, or by ourselves. Important characteristics: addresses a neglected but commonly occurring problem- includes contributions from people who are themselves visibly different- opens up the experiences of, and offers guidance to professionals in a range of disciplines working in this area- reviews research in an accessible style- outlines and discusses the importance of appropriate service provision Health care professionals in a range of disciplines, students, families of the disfigured and the disfigured themselves will all find this very readable book of enormous benefit. It is an authoritative and reassuring resource with an innovative approach.