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June/July 2015 (vol. 12/1)

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Psychological impact of traumatic events

Guidance for trauma-exposed organisations

Summary:

Some employees are routinely exposed to traumatic events, which can cause long-term psychological problems. Here, a team from the National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response (King’s College London) look at what guidance there is for trauma exposed organisations to help them protect their staff’s health and wellbeing.

TRAUMATIC events are often unpredictable, uncontrollable and can provoke feelings of fear and anxiety. Some employers, by the nature of the work, routinely…

Rebecca Dunn is a research worker at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response at King’s College London.

Dr Samantha Brooks is a post-doctoral research worker in the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response at King’s College London.

Dr James Rubin is senior lecturer in the psychology of emerging health risks, and assistant director of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response at King’s College London.

Professor Neil Greenberg is a consultant psychiatrist and is the current president of the UK Psychological Trauma Society. 

Author: Rebecca Dunn, Samantha Brooks, James Rubin and Neil Greenberg

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2015 (vol. 12/1) pp17-21

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