Travel health: sun protection and skin cancer prevention for travellers.

Wood, C., 2011. Travel health: sun protection and skin cancer prevention for travellers. British Journal of Nursing, 20 (15), pp. 909-913.

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Abstract

The UK population likes to travel to sunny parts of the world, where the risk of sunburn is greater than it is at home. Sunburn and the cultural desire for a tan is one of the risk factors for the increase in skin cancer. The rise in foreign travel has resulted in an increased demand for pre-travel health services, with nurses in primary care acting as the main providers.Within these consultations, the traveller and their travel plans are risk assessed.Travel health consultations give an ideal opportunity to discuss and advise the public regarding sun burn and skin cancer protection. However, there are also other ways to impart safety in the sun message to travellers. Skin protection is a health promoting activity provided as a part of public health provision and all nurses can play a role in prevention.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0966-0461
Subjects:Technology > Medicine and Health > Nursing and Midwifery
Group:School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Wellbeing and Quality of Life
ID Code:18891
Deposited By:Ms Cate Wood
Deposited On:21 Nov 2011 12:21
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:50

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