Psychosocial & Pain Issues in Burn Injury & Life Care Planning

To better understand the psychological effects of burn injury with Issues during/after hospitalization period.


1. To understand the psychosocial issues associated with burn injury.
2. To better understand interventions for dealing with pain post-burn injury.
3. To be aware of the issues faced by parents of burn-injured children.
CEU: 1
Date Presented: July 14th, 2021
Presenter(s): Ruth Brubaker-Rimmer, PhD in Developmental Psychology
Bio: Dr. Rimmer, a Certified Life Care Planner, has been working in the field of burn injury for over 27 years. She received her PhD in Lifespan Developmental Psychology and Certification in Gerontology from Arizona State University. During her tenure at the Arizona Burn Center, a verified US Burn Center of Excellence, she served as the Family Service Director and as the Director of Psycho/Social/Prevention Research. Dr. Rimmer was responsible for assisting victims and their families with the rehabilitative needs. She also developed research protocols and published and lectured regarding the psycho/social and pain management issues of burn injury on a national and international level. She has been providing life care plans for burn, electrical, amputation, and polytrauma injured individuals for over 16 years. She has also authored and lectured extensively on the important aspects of burn and electrical injury-related life care plans. Rimmer is fluent in Spanish.