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Piercing: Does health education make a difference?

Miller, Joyce Marlene DNP, RN, WHNP-BC; Fitzpatrick, Joyce J. PhD, RN, FAAN

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000375814.58901.93

To balance thrill-seeking behavior and peer pressure, and provide optimal care for clients, healthcare providers should provide fact-based education about body piercing to all clients. With knowledge of the associated risks, clients can make the best decisions about piercings.

Joyce Marlene Miller is assistant professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Odessa, Tex, and Dr. Joyce J. Fitzpatrick is the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

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