Resilience and Severe Burns
To define resilience and its components for individuals with severe burns, the authors integrated findings of a general literature review with opinions offered by 39 burn survivors through individual interviews. Results indicate that core factors influencing resiliency include social support (cultural influences and community, school, personal, and familial support), cognitive skills (intelligence, coping style, personal control, and assignment of meaning), and psychological resources. Counseling strategies to strengthen resilience are suggested.
Journal of Counseling and Development
McPherson, R. W.
(1997). Resilience and Severe Burns. Journal of Counseling and Development, 75(5), 346-356.
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