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Nursing Studies workshop with Eczema Outreach Scotland

Eczema Outreach Scotland led a workshop for Nursing Studies students focusing on eczema and the effects it can have on the individual and the wider family unit.

With the first year students spending time with Health Visitors as part of their placements, considering eczema in this way is vital as it is estimated that 1.7 million children in the UK have this condition.

Eczema Outreach Scotland is a charity which delivers advice and support for the families of children living with eczema.

The aim of the workshop was to provide students with a realistic and honest account of the psychosocial effects of eczema on children and families.

Dr Jennifer Tocher, the UG programme director for Nursing Studies, felt the workshop was vital and the students gained a lot from this experience.


‘When they are in practice they will be able to draw on some of the practical advice to help patients,’


‘It has made them think a lot more. They all said that they knew people who had eczema, but did not realise how debilitating it can be or the amount of stress it can put on the family unit,’

To read more about this collaboration, the Journal Nursing Children & Young People have covered this in a piece entitled ‘Understanding the effects of eczema’ (2016) 28 (2) p9


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