Journal article

The psychosocial complexities of acute burn patients in an Australian trauma hospital

Rose Knol, Emma Kelly, Eldho Paul, Heather Cleland, Anna Wellington-Boyd, Caroline Lambert, Louise Harms

Burns | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Psychosocial risk and protective factors specific to acute burn patients have been shown to impact on longer-term health outcomes. Yet the nature and impact of such factors throughout the acute hospital admission phase have not been extensively examined to date. This study analysed the psychosocial pre-admission, hospitalisation and discharge factors for a sample of burn patients at an Australian specialist acute burns unit (The Alfred) and the relationship with their admission length. METHODS: A retrospective audit was undertaken of psychosocial factors documented in patient medical records, Victorian Adult Burns Service registry data, and social work files (January-December 2..

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