A Synthesis of the Literature on Trauma-Informed Care

@article{Reeves2015ASO,
  title={A Synthesis of the Literature on Trauma-Informed Care},
  author={Elizabeth A Reeves},
  journal={Issues in Mental Health Nursing},
  year={2015},
  volume={36},
  pages={698 - 709}
}
  • Elizabeth A Reeves
  • Published 2 September 2015
  • Medicine, Political Science, Psychology
  • Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Patients with a history of traumatic life events can become distressed or re-traumatized as the result of healthcare experiences. These patients can benefit from trauma-informed care that is sensitive to their unique needs. However, despite the widespread prevalence of traumatic life experiences such as sexual assault and intimate partner violence, trauma-informed care has not been widely researched or implemented. The purpose of this synthesis of the literature is to examine existing research… 
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