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Development of body image is an integral part of a teenager's psychological growth. Burned teenagers experience great difficulty in readjusting psychosocially after injury as they have not yet formed their own self-concept and sense of worth. Burns patients experience a range of psychological problems as a consequence of disfigurement. These include depression, phobias, insomnia, sexual problems, high divorce rates, juvenile delinquency and impaired employment or academic status. Few nursing research articles have addressed the psychosocial problems of burns patients. Even if nurses are not skilled in counselling they must be able to recognize problems and refer patients to colleagues with the appropriate skills.
|Glasgow Author(s):||Cowey, Ms Eileen|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|College/School:||College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine > Nursing and Health Care|
|Journal Name:||British Journal of Nursing|