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Psychological Care of the Burn and Trauma Patient

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, United States
Published: 1st Dec 1992
Dimensions: h 230mm
Weight: 518g
ISBN-10: 0683008765
ISBN-13: 9780683008760
Barcode No: 9780683008760
This book looks at the psychological issues faced by hospitalized burn and trauma patients and suggests typical reactions, useful interventions and treatment approaches for patients. The book commences with a chapter on pain management and outlines protocols for use of pain medication for the acutely injured and recovering burn and trauma patient. With liberal case examples, the book explores Emergency Room emotional care, organic mental syndrome, psychopharmacology for the burn and trauma patient, alcohol and substance abuse, amputation and replantation and the impact of AIDS in burn and trauma care. In addition, there are chapters on care and support of the family as well as of the staff caring for the injured patient.

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