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Work-Related Stress and Posttraumatic Stress in Emergency Medical Services
Abstract Introduction. Recent research efforts in emergency medical services (EMS) has identified variability in the ability of EMS personnel to recognize their level of stress-related impairment.Expand
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Changes in social participation and volunteer activity among recently widowed older adults.
PURPOSE Widowhood eliminates a key source of support that may trigger greater involvement in social activities and volunteer participation, which are related to better late-life health andExpand
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Development of a Critical Incident Stress Inventory for the Emergency Medical Services
In this study, a mixed-methods approach was used to develop an inventory of critical incidents for emergency medical service (EMS) personnel. Data were collected from a probabilistic sample of EMSExpand
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Predictors of posttraumatic stress and preferred sources of social support among Canadian paramedics.
OBJECTIVE Emergency medical service (EMS) providers are exposed to a variety of stressors endemic to the profession. These exposures may contribute to stress reactions, including posttraumaticExpand
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Law Enforcement Officers and Employee Assistance Programs
Purpose – The toll of the stresses of policing on officers’ physical and mental health and on their individual work and family functioning has been well documented in the literature. Given theExpand
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Occupational risk factors in the emergency medical services.
INTRODUCTION During a medical emergency, the American public often relies on the expertise of emergency medical technicians (EMTs). These professionals face a number of occupational hazards, and theExpand
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Alcohol Abuse, PTSD, and Officer-Committed Domestic Violence
In a unique prevention project in a large US state, researchers explored how alcohol abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) rates influence rates of self-reported domestic violence committedExpand
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Measuring Chronic Stress in the Emergency Medical Services
This study validates an instrument assessing work-related chronic stress in emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. The instrument was distributed to a systematic probability sample of EMSExpand
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PROTECTING LIVES, CAREERS, AND PUBLIC CONFIDENCE: FLORIDA'S EFFORTS TO PREVENT OFFICER‐INVOLVED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
In October of 2009, a police lieutenant in Florida murdered the mother of one of his children and then fatally turned the gun on himself. The tragedy brought into dramatic focus a phenomenon that hadExpand
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