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EJMI. 2017; 1(1): 6-9 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2017.22931

Psychosocial Problems and Care of Patients with Amputation

Nuray Şimsek1, Gülhan Küçük Öztürk2, Zeliha Nilüfer Nahya3
1Nursing Department, Erciyes University Faculty of Health Sciences, Kayseri Turkey, 2Nursing Department, Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University Semra and Vefa Küçük Health School, Nevşehir Turkey, 3Department of Turkish Folklore, Erciyes University Faculty of Letters, Kayseri, Turkey

Amputation affects negatively the whole life of individuals. An individual who loses basic physical functions in a short period after the trauma may give various complicated emotional reactions such as concern of being in need of an equipment, fear of death, sadness, anger, despair, hopelessness, regret, guilt by feeling that their life purposes are under threat. Individual is likely experience psychosocial problems due to change in body image and injured body image and self-confidence along with these complicated feelings. Therefore, it is important to evaluate psychological and social problems along with physiological problems within nursing care in posttraumatic amputation period. Role of nurse in post-amputation psychosocial problems are to help patient and the family to adapt amputation, to prevent psychosocial problems, and to improve coping skills of patient and the family. The goal of the study is to address what kind of a nursing care needs to be provided by identifying psychosocial problems occurring in patients undergoing posttraumatic amputation.

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Şimsek N, Küçük Öztürk G, Nahya Z. Psychosocial Problems and Care of Patients with Amputation. EJMI. 2017; 1(1): 6-9

Corresponding Author: Gülhan Küçük Öztürk

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