Exploring the psychological effects and emotional reactions of mothers to their children's burn injury : aiming at proposed future therapeutic intervention

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Du Preez, Peter en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Bloomberg, Charissa en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-15T19:42:29Z
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dc.date.issued 1998 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Bloomberg, C. 1998. Exploring the psychological effects and emotional reactions of mothers to their children's burn injury : aiming at proposed future therapeutic intervention. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9663
dc.description Bibliography: leaves. 160-173. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Burn injuries are traumatic, destructive and painful, they usually involve long-term medical and psychological consequences. Burns, no matter how small, always leave a certain degree of scarring. When the facial area is involved, it leaves children feeling branded for life with painful psychological effects. When the 'survivor' of the burn injury is a child, the impact of these consequences are even more severe and long term. When a child is burned, the whole family is affected. Most parents suffer the same process of guilt, anxiety and anger, whether the burn is large or small and irrespective of how the burn was caused . The trauma of the accident, the pain and fear of watching a child suffer and the difficulties of long term recovery and reintegrating the child back into the community, induces stress in most families. There has however been little description or measurement of the psychological effects on mothers in the acute post-injury stage. Unfortunately there have only been a few reported psychological interventions to assist mothers in helping them emotionally to support their injured child and family, as well as to assist them over the traumatic period. This study aims at investigating these issues and at initiating proposed future therapeutic interventions. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Psychology en_ZA
dc.title Exploring the psychological effects and emotional reactions of mothers to their children's burn injury : aiming at proposed future therapeutic intervention en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Bloomberg, C. (1998). <i>Exploring the psychological effects and emotional reactions of mothers to their children's burn injury : aiming at proposed future therapeutic intervention</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9663 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Bloomberg, Charissa. <i>"Exploring the psychological effects and emotional reactions of mothers to their children's burn injury : aiming at proposed future therapeutic intervention."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1998. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9663 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Bloomberg C. Exploring the psychological effects and emotional reactions of mothers to their children's burn injury : aiming at proposed future therapeutic intervention. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1998 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9663 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Bloomberg, Charissa AB - Burn injuries are traumatic, destructive and painful, they usually involve long-term medical and psychological consequences. Burns, no matter how small, always leave a certain degree of scarring. When the facial area is involved, it leaves children feeling branded for life with painful psychological effects. When the 'survivor' of the burn injury is a child, the impact of these consequences are even more severe and long term. When a child is burned, the whole family is affected. Most parents suffer the same process of guilt, anxiety and anger, whether the burn is large or small and irrespective of how the burn was caused . The trauma of the accident, the pain and fear of watching a child suffer and the difficulties of long term recovery and reintegrating the child back into the community, induces stress in most families. There has however been little description or measurement of the psychological effects on mothers in the acute post-injury stage. Unfortunately there have only been a few reported psychological interventions to assist mothers in helping them emotionally to support their injured child and family, as well as to assist them over the traumatic period. This study aims at investigating these issues and at initiating proposed future therapeutic interventions. DA - 1998 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1998 T1 - Exploring the psychological effects and emotional reactions of mothers to their children's burn injury : aiming at proposed future therapeutic intervention TI - Exploring the psychological effects and emotional reactions of mothers to their children's burn injury : aiming at proposed future therapeutic intervention UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9663 ER - en_ZA


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