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Ocular Disease and Sight Loss: Meeting Psychosocial Needs

by Susan Watkinson (Editor), Swapna Naskar Williamson (Editor)

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Psychosocial care is a crucial aspect of providing holistic healthcare, yet it has been undervalued in clinical practice and given little attention in the ophthalmic literature. This is partly due to the dominance of technology-focused care, which can overlook the humanistic needs of patients. Although scientific skills are important, healthcare professionals must also consider the impact of their care on patients from a psychological perspective. Technology-based care can trigger feelings of fear, anxiety, and loss of control. This book aims to address the imbalance between the art and science of nursing by emphasizing the value of social psychology in ophthalmic practice.

The main objectives of the book are to: (1) Discuss the psychosocial needs of patients with ocular disease and sight loss. (2) Highlight the relevance of psychosocial theory in ophthalmic care. (3) Explore the psychosocial role of healthcare professionals in promoting emotional recovery and improving the quality of life for patients with ocular disease and sight loss.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Springer (February 27, 2023)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 27, 2023
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English