A clarion to recommit and reaffirm burn rehabilitation

Reginald L. Richard, Travis L. Hedman, Charles D. Quick, David J. Barillo, Leopoldo C. Cancio, Evan M. Renz, Ted T. Chapman, William S. Dewey, Mary E. Dougherty, Peter C. Esselman, Lisa Forbes-Duchart, Beth J. Franzen, Hope Hunter, Karen Kowalske, Merilyn L. Moore, Dana Y. Nakamura, Bernedette Nedelec, Jon Niszczak, Ingrid Parry, Michael SerghiouR. Scott Ward, John B. Holcomb, Steven E. Wolf

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Abstract

Burn rehabilitation has been a part of burn care and treatment for many years. Yet, despite of its longevity, the rehabilitation outcome of patients with severe burns is less than optimal and appears to have leveled off. Patient survival from burn injury is at an all-time high. Burn rehabilitation must progress to the point where physical outcomes parallel survival statistics in terms of improved patient well-being. This position article is a treatise on burn rehabilitation and the state of burn rehabilitation patient outcomes. It describes burn rehabilitation interventions in brief and why a need is felt to bring this issue to the forefront. The article discusses areas for change and the challenges facing burn rehabilitation. Finally, the relegation and acceptance of this responsibility are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-432
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Research
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation

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    Richard, R. L., Hedman, T. L., Quick, C. D., Barillo, D. J., Cancio, L. C., Renz, E. M., Chapman, T. T., Dewey, W. S., Dougherty, M. E., Esselman, P. C., Forbes-Duchart, L., Franzen, B. J., Hunter, H., Kowalske, K., Moore, M. L., Nakamura, D. Y., Nedelec, B., Niszczak, J., Parry, I., ... Wolf, S. E. (2008). A clarion to recommit and reaffirm burn rehabilitation. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 29(3), 425-432. https://doi.org/10.1097/BCR.0b013e318171081d