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When People Stare

While in the secure cocoon of the burn center, most burn survivors experience extraordinary social support and acceptance. After discharge and return to their familiar community and social activities, they may feel surprised, shocked, or completely overwhelmed as they meet the curious looks and inquisitive eyes of strangers.

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Why Advocacy Matters

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors are proud partners in advocating for fire safety. While facts and figures are an important part of advocacy, they’re often not enough to fight the misconceptions that get in the way of fire and life safety. Misconceptions like “It can’t happen to me.”

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Why Me?

Why was I burned? Why me? That’s a question most burn survivors ask. For many survivors the answer takes years; for some, it never comes. In this article, Frank McGonagle shares his struggle to answer this question.

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Words, Words, Words – Does It Really Look Good?

Words, words, words . . . when a thermally injured person first enters the hospital for burn care, the first encounter with the medical staff is crucial. Words are used to explain what is wrong with a patient; the severity of the injury; whether the patient will live or die; and what kind of disability might be expected. The words used will often set the tone for the entire hospital stay.

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Workforce Integration: Survivors as Assets In Employment

Are you a survivor returning to work after an injury or looking for new employment? Do you feel like your injuries could keep you from getting hired? Read more to learn how survivors can be an asset in the workforce.

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Wound Care and Scar Management After Burn Injury (MSKTC)

This article provides advice on caring for burn scars after an injury, offering tips on moisturizing, sun exposure, and more.

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Young Adults:  Relating and Relationships

Connections to one another are a key element of support, security, and moving forward in life. However, burn injury at any point in life can impact or interrupt a burn survivor’s interactions with others. Read about the discussion from the Young Adult panelists on the topic of 'Relating and Relationships' at Phoenix World Burn Congress 2014.

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