Date of Defense

Fall 9-21-2001


Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

Ben Atchison, Occupational Therapy

Second Advisor

Debra Lindstrom-Hazel, Occupational Therapy

Third Advisor

Lori Hare, Bronson Methodist Hospital


burn patients, third degree, full thickness


Burn survivors often face psychological, social, and self-management issues. The occupational therapy performance matrix further breaks down these areas into performance components. Included under psychological are: values, interests, and self-concept; social includes: role performance, social conduct, interpersonal skills, and self-expression; and coping skills include: time management and self-control (AOTA, 1998). To determine how one will adjust psychologically to a burn injury, consider the complex interaction between premorbid personality style, extent of injury, and social and environmental contexts (Jordan & Ashley, 1996). Paper discusses the case of an actual burn victim, the physical effects of burns, and the rehabilitation of victims.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only