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Life after burn injury: striving for regained freedom


, : Life after burn injury: striving for regained freedom. Qualitative Health Research 18(12): 1621-1630

Focusing beyond survival, the priority of modern burn care is optimal quality of life. Our aim with this study, which was informed by phenomenology, was to describe and identify invariant meanings in the experience of life after major burn injury. Fourteen adults having sustained a major burn were interviewed, on average, 14 months postinjury, and asked about their experience of important aspects of life. The accident meant facing an extreme situation that demanded vigilance, appropriate action, and the need for assistance. The aftermath of the burn injury and treatment included having to put significant effort into creating coherence in their disrupted personal life stories. Continuing life meant accepting the unchangeable, including going through recurrent processes of enduring, grief, fatalism, comparisons with others, and new feelings of gratefulness. Furthermore, a continuous struggle to change what was changeable, to achieve personal goals, independence, relationships with others, and a meaningful life, were all efforts to regain freedom, aiming for a life as it was before--and sometimes even better.

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PMID: 18955463

DOI: 10.1177/1049732308326652


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