A team work model in a burn unit with the integration of a clinical psychologist

Dalia Gilboa*, Raphael Shafir, Haggai Tsur, Suzi Floro

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This paper describes team work in a burn unit in Tel Hashomer Hospital, Israel, which is intended to answer the problems which arise during the period in hospital following burning injury. The model was constructed after observing the emotional reactions of patients, which disturbed not only their ability to cope efficiently, but also caused additional suffering to themselves, their families and the hospital staff. The main emphasis is on: (1) the recognition and treatment of both the physical and emotional requirements of the patient; (2) involvement of the family in the treatment; and (3) active cooperation between all those who have a professional interest in the patient's treatment, welfare and recovery. The coordinator and integrator of these elements is the clinical psychologist.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-213
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1984
Externally publishedYes


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