The psychosocial and economic effects of burn trauma are profound, not only for the patients, their families, and the burn unit staff members, but also for society as a whole. Understanding the perception of stresses experienced by patients, families, and staff is discussed, and related strategies to assist in reducing the stress are presented. A comprehensive psychosocial support system can assist the nurse in reducing the psychosocial morbidity of severe burn trauma
Burn Care| May 01 1993
When Is the Burn Injury Healed?: Psychosocial Implications of Care
Nancy C. Molter, RN, MN, CCRN
From the United States Army Nurse Corps and the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Correspondence to Nancy C. Molter, RN, MN, CCRN, St. Luke’s Lutheran Hospital, 7930 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229-3950.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1993) 4 (2): 424–432.
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Nancy C. Molter; When Is the Burn Injury Healed?: Psychosocial Implications of Care. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 1993; 4 (2): 424–432. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1993-2019
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