Counseling and Emotional Support
Beyond physical discomfort, an acute burn can affect a patient's emotional health. The Burn Treatment Center's psychiatric liaison nurse provides counseling and emotional support to each burn patient and their families — from admission through follow-up outpatient care. The center's social worker provides counseling, information, and referral to community agencies that can help burn patients and their families. When a patient is ready for discharge from the hospital, our social worker can help plan for home care or placement options. The Burn Treatment Center also provides full outpatient evaluation and treatment for persons who have suffered burns.