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Psychologische Aspekte bei schweren Brandverletzungen im Kindes- und Jugendalter


Landolt, Markus A (1996). Psychologische Aspekte bei schweren Brandverletzungen im Kindes- und Jugendalter. Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie, 45(2):47-56.

Abstract

Severe burn injuries are the most painful injuries known, and treatment procedures can be extremely aversive as well. Pediatric burn suvivors must often live with permanent disfigurement und physical disabilities. This article presents a review of psychological aspects of severe burn injuries in children and adolescents. The review is based on the scientific literature and own professional experiences. After discussing predisposing factors of burn injuries three phases of medical therapy are defined: 1) acute phase, 2) phase of surgical therapy and 3) phase of rehabilitation. For each of these stages common psychological reactions and potential psychological interventions are presented. Finally psychosocial sequelae and longterm adjustment of pediatric burn injuries are described and implications for the psychological treatment of burned children and adolescents are discussed.

Abstract

Severe burn injuries are the most painful injuries known, and treatment procedures can be extremely aversive as well. Pediatric burn suvivors must often live with permanent disfigurement und physical disabilities. This article presents a review of psychological aspects of severe burn injuries in children and adolescents. The review is based on the scientific literature and own professional experiences. After discussing predisposing factors of burn injuries three phases of medical therapy are defined: 1) acute phase, 2) phase of surgical therapy and 3) phase of rehabilitation. For each of these stages common psychological reactions and potential psychological interventions are presented. Finally psychosocial sequelae and longterm adjustment of pediatric burn injuries are described and implications for the psychological treatment of burned children and adolescents are discussed.

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Other titles:Psychological aspects of severe burn injuries in childhood and adolescence
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Developmental and Educational Psychology
Health Sciences > Psychiatry and Mental Health
Language:German
Date:February 1996
Deposited On:14 May 2019 09:26
Last Modified:15 Apr 2020 23:43
Publisher:Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISSN:0032-7034
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
PubMed ID:8868969

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