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Appearance is important for people’s QOL. Both the diseases itself and the treatments negatively impact the patients’ appearance. And the changed appearance influences the willingness for the treatment, and the patient’s social activities in general. This often has negative impact on the treatment. The socio-esthetique, which has started in Tours, France in the 1970’s, uses the beauty therapy treatments as a part of the medical care. In order to prepare the beauty therapists for this task, the training courses are developed to give the knowledge about the patients’ body and mind, the communication skills, how to work effectively as a member of the care team, and other relevant knowledge. The socio-esthetician training started in Japan

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