The medical model and other constructions of self-neglect.

  • William Lauder
  • Published 1999 in International journal of nursing practice


Nurses frequently encounter patients who neglect their personal hygiene and household cleanliness. Self-neglect is usually understood within the parameters of the medical model, with its need to objectify and categorize. The medicalization of self-neglect obscures the fact that patients and professionals may have different ideas about what self-neglect is… (More)


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