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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | June 2017

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Managing psychological trauma in health care

Managing psychological trauma in health care

Article topics: mental illness, psychological, Trauma

Experiences of emotional trauma can lead to poorer physical health. Trauma can originate from childhood experiences, domestic violence, being a refugee, or military service. Very often people who are homeless have experienced some kind of psychological trauma earlier in their life. Hence, it is extremely important that healthcare professionals have some knowledge of this process, if they are to offer holistic care to people.