Previously published as: A Life in the Day
Online from: 2010
Subject Area: Health and Social Care
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|Title:||Wash and brush up?|
|Author(s):||Peter Bates, (Based at the National Development Team for Inclusion, Bath, UK)|
|Citation:||Peter Bates, (2012) "Wash and brush up?", Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 16 Iss: 2, pp.97 - 102|
|Keywords:||Exclusion, Hygiene, Multidisciplinary, Personal hygiene, Quality of life, Research, Self-neglect|
|Article type:||Conceptual paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/20428301211232522 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The aim of this article is to highlight the consequences of poor hygiene on employability, inclusion and quality of life and suggest possible ways of making sense of this phenomenon and working positively with the person concerned.
Design/methodology/approach – The article takes the form of an introduction to some of the main themes that could shape the research agenda and improve practice.
Findings – This is an under-theorised topic in which little is known from the perspective of people who neglect their personal hygiene.
Practical implications – Preventative work may be effective and small investments have a substantial impact on quality of life.
Originality/value – Such individuals may well be subject to the negative judgements of others and their difficulties should be taken seriously.
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