Individual’s Foot Health

  • Minna StoltEmail author


Feet are a part of the human body that allows daily movement and functioning. Feet are considered intimate, and ethical aspects related to them are rarely investigated. This chapter describes ethical issues from the perspective of the individual in the context of foot health care. The foot-related ethical issues are approached from the perspectives of individuality and availability of services. This chapter will also highlight the meanings and values how individuals experience their own foot health. Some long-term health problems, such as rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes mellitus, cause foot disorders that change normal foot structure. Therefore individual’s body image and aesthetic perspective are discussed.


Foot health Individuality Ethical issues 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nursing ScienceUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

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