Article type: Case Report

PUBLISHED 1 January 1983

Volume 8 Issue 1

Returning to school after Burn Injuries

Anne Gilijohann

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Anne Gilijohann


1 Burns Research Unit, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

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A child's schooling is a vital aspect of his life and his adjustment to school indicates his probable future adaptation and adjustment to life. The child who receives severe burns and requires hospitalisation, frequently faces difficulties in returning to school and resuming his former place in his peer group. Active intervention at the local school by hospital staff may ease the return to school and assist the child to overcome these difficulties.

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