Psychological intervention with mortuary workers after the September 11 attack: the Dover Behavioral Health Consultant model.

@article{Peterson2002PsychologicalIW,
  title={Psychological intervention with mortuary workers after the September 11 attack: the Dover Behavioral Health Consultant model.},
  author={Alan L. Peterson and Mario G Nicolas and Kate McGraw and David R Englert and Lisa R Blackman},
  journal={Military medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={167 9 Suppl},
  pages={83-6}
}
Numerous descriptive as well as prospective studies have indicated that mortuary workers, body handlers, and those tasked to work with human remains are at risk for symptoms related to post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological sequelae. There have been no controlled studies outlining psychological interventions to prevent or minimize the impact of being assigned to perform such duties. In this article, we describe a method of psychological intervention with mortuary workers… CONTINUE READING