Topic IndexLibrary Index
Click a letter to see a list of conditions beginning with that letter.
Click 'Topic Index' to return to the index for the current topic.
Click 'Library Index' to return to the listing of all topics.
Returning Home After a Burn Injury
Returning home after a burn injury requires an adjustment period for both your child and your family. You will probably experience a variety of feelings and emotions that are normal. You may feel scared, nervous, or uneasy about leaving the hospital (as well as your child's appearance around friends and loved ones). Your mixed feelings are normal and it may help to have someone to talk with. Remember, there are plenty of support persons who were involved in your child's care, and they are usually available after discharge. However, your emotions can affect the physical recovery of your child. You may want to consider contacting your resources from the hospital, such as a social worker, to find out what services and support are available for you.
Listed in the directory below are some things to consider as you return home with your child following a burn injury.
Online Medical Reviewer:
Kanipe, Jennifer RN, BSN
Date Last Reviewed:
© 2000-2015 The StayWell Company, LLC. 780 Township Line Road, Yardley, PA 19067. All rights reserved. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.