An integrative model of pediatric medical traumatic stress.

  title={An integrative model of pediatric medical traumatic stress.},
  author={Anne E Kazak and Nancy Kassam-Adams and Stephanie Schneider and Nataliya Zelikovsky and Melissa A Alderfer and Mary T. Rourke},
  journal={Journal of pediatric psychology},
  volume={31 4},
OBJECTIVE To guide assessment and intervention for patients and families, a model for assessing and treating pediatric medical traumatic stress (PMTS) is presented that integrates the literature across pediatric conditions. METHODS A model with three general phases is outlined--I, peritrauma; II, early, ongoing, and evolving responses; and III, longer-term PMTS. Relevant literature for each is reviewed and discussed with respect to implications for intervention for patients and families… CONTINUE READING

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