Identification and facilitation of posttraumatic growth after burn injury in an adult population in Western Australia

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    Abstract

    Optimal recovery from bum injury requires survivors to overcome unique psychological and physical challenges. Some burn survivors overcome these better than others despite similar severity, bodily location, and functional limitations of the burn. Posttraumatic growth is positive psychological change that is superior to the pre-trauma state. This research used mixed method research to explore the process, presentation, and barriers of posttraumatic growth after burn, and its relationship to depression, anxiety, stress and resilience. Findings led to the development of a specific definition of posttraumatic growth after
    burn, a model of postburn growth and coping, and a resource for burn patients.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Wood, Fiona, Supervisor
    • Byrnes, Michelle Lynette, Supervisor
    • Rea, Suzanne Marie, Supervisor
    • McGarry, Sarah, Supervisor, External person
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date26 Feb 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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