The image of a woman versus a chronic dermatological disease Cover Image

Wizerunek kobiety kontra przewlekła choroba dermatologiczna
The image of a woman versus a chronic dermatological disease

Author(s): Magdalena Wałachowska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Education, Psychology, Media studies, Sociology, Educational Psychology, Individual Psychology, Psychology of Self, Health and medicine and law, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: woman; psychological image; media image; skin disease

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to present an example of chronic dermatological disease as a disrupting factor in following the requirements resulting from the contemporary image of a woman. In the first part of the study, historical moral and image changes concerning women have been characterized, evolving from biblical times to the present day. The second part describes the contemporary psychological and media image of a woman and her role in achieving high self-esteem and success in life. In the third part, based on the case of cutaneous ulcers, the dissonance between contemporary image standards and the physical, mental and social functioning of a person with dermatological disease is presented.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 27
  • Page Range: 111-126
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish