Behavioral Aspects of Pediatric Burns

  • Kenneth J. Tarnowski

Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Kenneth J. Tarnowski
    Pages 1-22
  3. Richard B. Fratianne, Christopher P. Brandt
    Pages 23-53
  4. F. Daniel Armstrong, Caryl L. Gay, Jacqueline D. Levy
    Pages 55-79
  5. Kenneth J. Tarnowski, L. Kaye Rasnake
    Pages 81-118
  6. Ronald T. Brown, Arden D. Dingle, Kamela Koon-Scott
    Pages 119-146
  7. Joseph P. Bush, Marlene T. Maron
    Pages 147-168
  8. Thomas Pruzinsky, Marion Doctor
    Pages 169-191
  9. Nadine J. Kaslow, Kamela Koon-Scott, Arden D. Dingle
    Pages 193-215
  10. Patricia Blakeney
    Pages 217-241
  11. Russell T. Jones, Vasiliki Zaharopoulos
    Pages 243-264
  12. Kenneth J. Tarnowski, Ronald T. Brown
    Pages 265-276
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 277-281

About this book


In recent years, considerable professional attention has centered on the behavioral aspects of various childhood illnesses and injuries. Indeed, child health psychology has grown exponentially over the past decade. One index of this growth is found in the number of texts that have recently appeared in the area (Gross & Drabman, 1990; Karoly, 1988; Krasnegor, Arasteh, & Cataldo, 1986; Levine, Carey, Crocker, & Gross, 1982; Routh, 1988; Russo & Varni, 1982; Tuma, 1982; Varni, 1983). In general, these texts provide summaries of the psychological literature across a variety of established (e.g., oncology) and emerging (psychoneuroimmunology) areas of child health. Until recently, many books on the psychological aspects of pediatric health provided no or minimal information about the psychosocial plight of child burn victims. In some instances, pediatric burns might be men­ tioned parenthetically as another example of a population for which behavioral treatment procedures (e. g., pain management) may be of value. In part, the relative inattention devoted to this population may be related to the perception that the literature in this area is sketchy and charac­ terized by significant methodological and substantive shortcomings. In many instances, this perception is largely justified. However, it is also the case that the pediatric burn literature has evolved considerably over the past decade and that the incidence of, and morbidity associated, with severe burn injuries mandates immediate and increased attention by mental health professionals.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kenneth J. Tarnowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of South FloridaFort MyersUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-9391-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9389-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0471
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