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Keywords:Self, Self Esteem, Low Self, Nursing Care, High Self
The self is a phenomenon that begins to form from the first years of life, continues its development, can be affected by life events, and may have an impact on the mental and physical conditions of individuals. A professional nursing care is possible if a nurse is able to plan the patients' care, by discovering and figuring out their behaviors and placing their subjectivity at the center of the care. Nurse should not only assess the individuals but also consider how they see and perceive themselves and their positive and negative judgments about themselves. The aim of this review is to explain the concepts of self, self-esteem, and low and high self, which have a determining power in the future life style and relationships of individuals and they obtain by interacting with their circle and receive feedback from them. Another aim of the study is to examine importance of the factors associated with self-concept and the effects of these factors on the mental and physical conditions of individuals in planning of nursing care
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