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Psychological adjustment to hand injuries: nursing management. Plast Surg Nurs 1993;13(2):72-6

Date

01/01/1993

Pubmed ID

8346320

DOI

10.1097/00006527-199301320-00004

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0027615815   6 Citations

Abstract

Traumatic hand injuries can be devastating experiences both physically and psychologically. The plastic surgery nurse who can identify the various responses that routinely occur with hand injured patients is better prepared to normalize their experiences and implement the necessary interventions toward overall rehabilitation. This article will provide an overview of specific characteristics and emotional reactions following hand injuries, factors that influence adjustment, and nursing management that promotes optimal recovery.

Author List

Grunert BK, Maksud DP

Author

Brad K. Grunert PhD Professor in the Plastic Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adaptation, Psychological
Hand Injuries
Humans
Male
Nursing Diagnosis
Surgery, Plastic