Treating emotional trauma as important as physical in burns victims

Treating the emotional scars of children’s burns is just as important as treating physical scars according to a new study.

The study found that one in five parents of children who had suffered burns reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder that affected their daily lives.

Researcher Dr Sarah McGarry said keeping parents and children informed about their recovery was one way of decreasing anxiety.

Read more at Edith Cowan University