Resources Tagged With 'Health'
A View From Both Sides of the Bed Rail

"It’s a privilege to walk alongside patients and families in their darkest times and offer them our very best care," says Liz Dideon Hess, social worker and burn survivor. Read the unique perspective Liz offers about working in a burn unit.

Women's Stories Professional Fatigue Getting Back to Life Health Health Professional Liz Dideon Hess Wellness Survivor Stories
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Addressing Sexuality with Adult Burn Survivors Guidelines for Staff

Addressing sexuality with burn patients is challenging, but is extremely important. This handout is designed to provide staff with concrete suggestions on how to deal effectively with issues of sexuality and intimacy.

Wellness Professionals Resources Health
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Becoming a Young Adult: Directions, Choices, and Connections, Life Transitions, Part 2

Becoming a young adult can at times be difficult. Moving along life's path brings transitions, both planned and unplanned, and it also brings choices of how to navigate those transitions. It's all about choosing your path and who you want to be. Are you ready for young adulthood?

For Parents Parent Child Resources Kids For Children Health Young Adults Support Teens For Teens Teenagers Highschool College Jessica Irven
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Bring SOAR to Your Hospital

Learn how to start a SOAR program in your hospital.

Resources SOAR Peer Support Health Professionals
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Burn Center Referral Criteria

A burn center may treat adults, children, or both. Learn more about the criteria for burn injuries that should be referred to a burn center.

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Burn Injuries and Social Security Disability Benefits

Does your burn injury qualify you for Social Security Disability Benefits? If certain qualifications are met, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may extend disability benefits when you are unable to work due to burn injuries. Read more to find out if your injuries meet the criteria.

Wellness Getting Back to Life Resources Health Burn Injury Burn Injury and Social Security Disability Benefits Social Security Social Security Disability Social Security Disability Benefits Burn Injuries and Social Security Disability Benefits SSA SSA Benefits Social Deanna Power
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Electrical Burns: A New Take on an Old Injury

This article overviews electrical injuries and damage that can happen not just externally, such as burns or amputations, but also internal injuries. Even low voltage shocks can have an affect on your body such as skin sensitivity and memory loss.

Health Resources Medical Electrical burns Electrical injuries
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Enjoy the Sun…With Care

Sun alleviates light deprivation syndromes, promotes Vitamin D metabolism and healthy bones. However, problems associated with exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation include not only sunburn, but also cataracts, skin cancer, dehydration, and, in extreme conditions, heat stroke.

For Parents Parent And Child Resources Health Prevention Sun Exposure
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Facing Motherhood: Female Burn Survivors Tell Their Stories

Burn Survivors tell their stories of motherhood, ranging from difficulty conceiving, worries about how their injuries would affect pregnancy, and concerns about how their children would respond to their scars.

Personal Stories Getting Back to Life For Parents Parent And Child Women's Stories Health
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Fireworks: Not Worth the Risk

Cruising along I-40 wearing a seatbelt and surrounded by airbags set to pop in an instant, I pass “Crazy Bob’s Fireworks Bazaar!” (not my exclamation point). I will drive miles out of the way to avoid the discussion/argument with my kids about why we are not going to go there even though everyone else is.

For Parents Parent And Child Health Prevention Safety Fireworks
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Fractional Ablation Laser Therapy for Burn Scars

Fractional ablative laser therapy for burn scars has received extensive exposure in the national media over the last year.This article is written to help you understand this form of therapy as it is being applied to burn scars and bring some perspective to where fractional ablation laser therapy stands in its development as a routinely accepted treatment for burn scars.

Health Resources Professionals Medical laser surgery
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Glossary of Medical Terms

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

Health Parent Child Resources Education Professionals
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Guilt…One Way That We Cope

Dealing with Guilt? Of all the emotions that families endure in a crisis, guilt seems to be one of the hardest to resolve. The guilt that one can experience is often a result of burdensome thoughts we place on ourselves. It is what I call the “coulda, shoulda, woulda” effect. It is the magical thinking that helps return to us some control of a situation that is out of our control. Read this article to learn how you can deal with guilt in a healthy way.

Wellness Getting Back to Life Grief and Trauma Peer Support Health Guilt Survivor Guilt Burn Survivor Guilt For Parents Parent And Child Parent Child Resources Families and Friends Resources Professionals Jennifer Harris
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Hand Transplantation

Loss of one or both hands from burn injury affects thousands of people each year, including many wounded American service members from the armed conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Treatment options and methods to optimize functional capacity of these amputees remain limited and compound the difficulties faced by burn survivors recovering not only from a burn, but from the loss of their hand(s) as well.

Getting Back to Life Professionals Resources Health Medical Transplantation Transplants
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Hidden Burns Matter

Are you healing emotionally from a hidden burn? Do you feel like your experience is minimized by others because your burn isn't visible? A hidden burn is hidden pain. The pain is real. The pain is justified.

Wellness Resources Health Grief and Trauma Peer Support Hidden burn Hidden Burns Hidden Pain Hidden Burn and Relationships Hidden Scars Scar Burn Scars Burn Scar Scars Mikki Rothbauer
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