The stigma of burns Perceptions of burned patients' relatives when facing discharge from hospital.

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The objective of this ethnographic study was to investigate the cultural meanings reported by 25 relatives of burned patients about their loved one's impending hospital discharge. Data were collected by means of participant observation and semi-structured interviews conducted during hospital visiting hours, and support group meetings with relatives. The… (More)

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@article{Ross2005TheSO, title={The stigma of burns Perceptions of burned patients' relatives when facing discharge from hospital.}, author={L{\'i}dia Aparecida Ross{\'i} and Vanessa da Silva Carvalho Vila and M{\'a}rcia Maria Font{\~a}o Zago and En{\'e}as Ferreira}, journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries}, year={2005}, volume={31 1}, pages={37-44} }