Title

Resilience and severe burns

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-1997

Department

Psychology

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

JOURNAL OF COUNSELING AND DEVELOPMENT

Volume

75

Issue

5

First Page

346

Last Page

356