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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 72-75

Challenges in Caring for a Burn Survivor

1 IIIyear BSc (N) Student, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, India
2 Associate Professor, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, India

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Burns whether small or big, leaves a patient with increased nursing care demands to resume the normal or optimal living. Acute phase of burn provides more challenges regarding the physical care where as the rehabilitative phase requires more of psychological and social care. Throughout the period of recovery both in acute and rehabilitative phase a nurse needs to focus on the various dimensions of care such as physical, mental, social, and spiritual aspects to ensure a complete recovery of a patient with burns. This article presents the various challenges in caring for a burn survivor based on the nursing care demands such as physical, mental, and social health care needs and the nurses’ role in meeting these demands.

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