Langtree, Tanya (2021) Self-concept. In: Berman, Audrey, Snyder, Shirlee J., Frandsen, Geralyn, Levett-Jones, Tracy, Burston, Adam, Dwyer, Trudy, Hales, Majella, Harvey, Nichole, Langtree, Tanya, Moxham, Lorna, Reid-Searl, Kerry, Rolf, Flora, and Stanley, David, (eds.) Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing. Pearson, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1019-1034.

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[Extract] Self-concept is one's mental image of oneself. A positive self-concept is essential to a person's mental and physical health. Individuals with a positive self-concept are better able to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships and resist psychological and physical illness. An individual possessing a strong self-concept should be better able to accept or adapt to changes that may occur over the lifespan. How one views one-self affects one's interaction with others.Nurses have a responsibility to assess people for a negative self-concept and to identify the possible causes in order to help them develop a more positive view of themselves. Individuals who have a poor self-concept may express feelings of worth-lessness, self-dislike or even self-hatred. They may feel sad or hopeless and may state they lack energy to perform even the simplest of tasks

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Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing [5th Australian edition]

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