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List of References for burn injury survivors, their families, and caregivers.

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Adults Burned as Children: Buried Trauma

It was during the World Burn Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 that I first became aware of the profound issues of unresolved loss and trauma carried by many adult burn survivors who had suffered their burn injury as children and adolescents. Unresolved and unprocessed trauma and loss negatively affect the ability to be happy, intimate, trusting, and spontaneous in life.

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Burn Camps Offer Unique Growth Opportunities

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Children at Risk After Traumatic Loss and Injury

Traumatic burn injury is often accompanied by multiple losses. These losses can be related to the burn injury itself (such as appearance or body parts) or the loss of significant persons in the child’s life, death of pets, and loss of material possessions.

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Common Questions Children Ask About Burns

This page lists some common questions children ask about their burns and corresponding answers.

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Developmental Considerations

Children have varying capacities, both emotionally and intellectually, to comprehend, understand, and integrate the concepts of loss in general as well as with death and its physical finality. The following are meant to be used as a guideline and need to take into consideration the individual nature and also individual life experience of the child.

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Don’t Forget the Siblings

When a child suffers a burn injury, the world stops existing as it did. Parents must put their “everyday lives” on hold and attend to much more important events. All of the parental attention must shift and focus on the injured child, their care, rehabilitation, comfort, and development.

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Family Learns Lessons in Coping from People and Animals

The Duckworth family had a long journey when their 6-year-old daughter Lane was burn-injured. Through support from both the humans and the animals in their lives, they worked to get Lane back to a normal life.

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Glossary of Medical Terms

This guide is to help you familiarize yourself with terminology often used in burn centers.

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Grief, Loss, and Healing After Burn Trauma: Helping Children

This article discusses the process of grief, it's intensity, the length of time it takes to grieve and how to help children move through it. The statements “Children are resilient” and “It is good they won’t remember this time” are both urban legends that probably developed to help adults feel better.

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Helping Children Understand and Cope with the Experience of Hospitalization

Even the most routine hospitalization can be a traumatic and terrifying experience for a child. Add the factors of a burn injury to the equation and chances are a child will be fearful of the initial hospital experience. A strange place full of unfamiliar people and big scary things can foster a child’s imagination. Most of the people wear funny clothes and do things that hurt. How do we expect a child to react to these stressors placed upon them?

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Helping the Traumatized Child to Reclaim Life

It is a well-established fact that burns and the painful and intrusive procedures required to heal them are traumatic for children as well as adults. Traumatic experiences as such as severe burns have a profound effect on the developing child and can overwhelm their coping abilities.

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Hospitalization Issues Listed by Stages of Development

This listing of hospitalization issues is broken down by age groups and includes basic fears, responses to hospitalization, and supportive care.

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How Kids Hear Hospital Words

Kids have active imaginations. You may say or hear words every day that are familiar to you. A child may tap into his or her imagination to understand what those words mean. This guide is intended to help you realize how differently some words can be perceived by a child and some simple terms to explain them.

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Preparing Children to Visit in the Burn Unit

When a family member is injured parents often ask whether it is appropriate for children to visit the patient in the burn unit. The suggestions found in this article offer guidance for families or other hospital staff to insure that if children visit on the burn unit, the experience is a positive one for both the child and the burn patient.

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