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Emotional adaptation to limb loss.
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PMID:  24287240     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Individuals experience multiple changes as a result of amputation. These changes not only are physical in nature but also may include psychological, financial, and comfort changes across the spectrum of an individual's life. It is important to assess the emotional responses that an individual may experience postsurgery and throughout the rehabilitation process. Grieving is a natural and normal emotional response postamputation. Grief resolution is one of the primary areas of focus in counseling amputees. This article examines various factors and strategies used in the adaptation and recovery from amputation.
Howard P Belon; Diane F Vigoda
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1558-1381     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102787     Medline TA:  Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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