Rising from the Flames: The Experience of the Severely Burned

Rising from the Flames: The Experience of the Severely Burned

by Albert Howard Carter III, III Albert Howard Carter, Jane Arbuckle Petro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812215176

ISBN-13: 9780812215175

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Although medical advances have remarkably increased the survival rate of the severely burned, such patients still encounter physical and psychological pain and disability, disfigurement, and social rejection.

Rising from the Flames examines the experience of the severely burned as survivors confront it, not just as a medical event but as a human ordeal

Overview

Although medical advances have remarkably increased the survival rate of the severely burned, such patients still encounter physical and psychological pain and disability, disfigurement, and social rejection.

Rising from the Flames examines the experience of the severely burned as survivors confront it, not just as a medical event but as a human ordeal involving social, cultural, psychological, and medical trauma. It discusses the causes of burns, the physiology of injury and healing, the forms of isolation burn patients endure, and the cultural meaning attached to burns and burned persons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812215175
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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