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The social ramifications are many for those returning to their community after catastrophic episodes in their lives which have temporarily or permanently altered their appearance. Reentry requires special measures for their readjustment.

What follows is a list of invaluable intervention aids for optimum rehabilitation – Fostering and Supporting those in need of strategies that will help them to lead independent lives and will facilitate their greater adaptation back into society.

  • Social rehabilitation
  • Counseling for anticipated social reentry
  • Intensive therapy
  • Rehabilitation research
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychiatric rehabilitation
  • Countermeasures for learned helplessness
  • Pain control
  • Assistance to address and put an end to substance abuse
  • Appearance counseling for physical consequences of disease, wounds or injuries
  • Prosthetic restoration
  • Re-image identification
  • Gait training
  • Positive psychology
  • Life coaching
  • Antidotes to attitudinal problems
  • Relief for depression
  • Spiritual support
  • Sexual counseling
  • Support for other health problems
  • Nutritional considerations and requirements
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Support for family and marital readjustment

References and Resources

Principles of Psycho-Oncology

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=cmed&part=A16825

Operation Positive Transformation

http://www.refresheverything.com/angelicmakeover

Look Good…Feel Better

http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/

Disfigured Help Us Face Up to Disfigurement

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/specials/article7073074.ece

Facial Disfigurement

http://www.heartsandminds.org/self/links/facialdisfigurement.htm

Website for any and all issues related to disfigurement

http://www.horribly.org/Disfigurement/encyclopedia.htm

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