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Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation: September 1999

Editor's Note: Dalia Gilboa, PhD, is the Guest Editor of this issue's Psychosocial Forum. Doctor Gilboa received her PhD in clinical psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, and she performed her postdoctoral studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She also holds a diploma in psychotherapy from the School of Continuing Studies in Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel. Doctor Gilboa is a senior clinical psychologist at the Sheba Medical Center, where she works in the psychiatric division as well as the burn unit and the plastic surgery ward. Since 1983, Dr Gilboa has served as the chief psychologist of the Israel Ministry of Health. She is a lecturer and supervisor in the psychotherapy program of the School of Continuing Studies in Medicine at Tel Aviv University, and she has developed and implemented a unique model for integrative team work for the burn unit at Sheba Medical Center. Doctor Gilboa is a regular and active participant in European conferences about burns and in international conferences about the psychiatric and psychosocial treatment of patients with burns; she has also made a significant contribution to the burn literature. Our thanks and appreciation to Dr Gilboa for a thought-provoking and insightful editorial.

(C)1999The American Burn Association