Nurses' Challenges in Non-Surgical Aesthetics - a Literature Review
Risulainen, Miina (2019)
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This thesis is a literature review about Nurses’ Challenges in Non-Surgical Aesthetics. The purpose of this literature review was to describe the challenges nurses face in non-surgical field of aesthetics. The thesis provides information that is simple to read, and understand despite the challenging and new concepts including aesthetics. This literature review is suitable for health care professionals and students who are currently working, or aiming to work in the field of aesthetics. The theoretical framework describes the key terms of aesthetic nursing, and the most common non-surgical aesthetic treatments. The theoretical framework will provide the needed information to grasp the results of the literature review. The research method used in this thesis was a literature review. The literature was conducted by using reliable databases and academic sources. The data had been gained from databases such as ProQuest Central, CINAHL (EBSCOhost), Helmet and Finna. The review contained two books and two electronical publications. The used literature was chosen based on the topic, keywords and a year of publication. Critical appraisal of data was conducted on all of the articles, before using the inductive approach of the qualitative content analysis. They key results of the literature review show, that nurses face numerous of challenges in the field of non-surgical aesthetics. These challenges can be divided into three main categories: the challenges regarding the lack of laws and regulations, nurses’ education, and nurses’ responsibilities. These challenges must be recognized by the nurses performing in the aesthetic field. The key results were evaluated profoundly and critically. The results can be used as a guidance for health care professionals and students who want to gain more information regarding the field of aesthetics. Nurses’ challenges in non-surgical aesthetics are important to study due to the growing industry of aesthetic nursing, with a remarkable global phenomenon. Non-surgical aesthetic nurses face challenging healthcare environments and are expected to hold more responsibility, and expanded roles. This literature review can be used as directional basis for further research. It is suggested that in the future, the focus is directed specially towards the ethics, laws and regulations of the non-surgical field of aesthetic nursing.