Sophia Collins

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This literature review explores how interacting with seriously traumatized people has the potential to affect health-care workers. The review begins with an introduction to post-traumatic stress disorder as being one of the possible negative consequences of exposure to traumatic events. The report proceeds with examining the concepts of vicarious(More)
This quantitative and qualitative longitudinal study was designed to examine the effects on caregivers working therapeutically with seriously traumatized people. The participants were 13 healthcare workers seconded into a trauma and recovery team (TRT) set up to help those traumatized by the Omagh bombing on 15 August 1998. Quantitative data were collected(More)
As mental health professionals practising in an evolving multidisciplinary trauma and recovery team in Omagh, Northern Ireland, the by now infamous Omagh bombing of 15 August 1998 brought abruptly to attention the potential for adverse psychological consequences resulting from exposure to such trauma. As nurse therapists, this event provoked interest in the(More)
This article reports on how the therapeutic relationship can be enhanced by utilizing a cognitive behavioural approach when dealing with hopelessness in suicidal people. A rationale is presented regarding why this topic is deemed important. Following a brief overview of the concept of hope, the theoretical and empirical literature relating to hopelessness(More)
SETTING An estimated 300 000 individuals are treated for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in the United States and Canada annually. Little is known about the proportion or characteristics of those who decline treatment. OBJECTIVE To define the proportion of individuals in various groups who accept LTBI treatment and to identify factors associated with(More)
Table 1: Frequency counts and percentages of different job types within the sample. Table 2: Frequency counts and percentages to show years post-qualification or pre-qualification. Table 3: Frequency counts and percentages for participant gender. Table 4: Frequency counts and percentages to show participant age. Table 5: Frequency counts and percentages to(More)
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