ERIC Number: ED236896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Notes to Parents - When Your Child Has Undergone Amputation.
Pierson, Margaret Hauser
Designed to provide parents with basic information about the physical and emotional aspects of amputation, the booklet gives information about the grief response, body image, phantom limb sensation, stump care, and the prosthesis. The section on the grief process describes normal reactions to loss: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The second section gives five suggestions for helping a child rebuild his body image. Section 3 focuses on helping children accept phantom limb sensations. The section on stump care includes reference to exercise, skin care, and wrapping. Following the section dealing with care of an artificial limb (prosthesis), the booklet presents potential sources of information and of assistance with the expense of medical care for the amputee. (LH)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Amputations, Body Image, Emotional Adjustment, Grief, Normalization (Handicapped), Prostheses, Self Care Skills
Media Center, Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute, 444 South 44th Street, Omaha, NE 68131 ($2.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ. Medical Center, Omaha. Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Inst.