Employment After Burn Injury consists of a suite of resources to help individuals with burn injury return to work after injury.
Our featured video and brief video clips share information about returning to work after sustaining a burn injury. In this video, Burn Model Systems Researchers share how they helped Ben Swanson a person with burn injury transition back into work.
Many burn injury survivors who have had a change in their physical appearance feel anxious about how people will react to them when they leave the hospital and go back into public places. Some of the social challenges burn survivors experience during the transition from the safe zone of the hospital back into the community include:
The way people react (verbally and non-verbally) can make it more difficult to feel confident during social interactions. While some burn survivors are not bothered by the reactions of others, you may find it helpful to learn social skills to face these challenges successfully. This slideshow addresses these and other issues related to social interactions after a burn injury.
Returning to work after a burn injury can be an important phase of recovery that helps you return to a routine. Work not only provides you with an income and other benefits such as health insurance, but can also give you a sense of purpose and confidence that is critical in maintaining a higher quality of life. This slideshow gives advice related to returning to work after a burn injury.