Trauma-informed care: why it should be part of every nurse’s practice
One in three adults has experienced trauma, which can affect mental and physical health. Scotland is leading on trauma-informed care – here’s what nurses need to know
- Scotland has embedded trauma-informed care in its health services to help improve life outcomes for those who are affected by trauma
- If trauma goes unaddressed it can lead to health problems, social problems and mental health difficulties
- Types of trauma, Scotland’s approach to trauma-informed practice, and one nurse’s experience of post-traumatic stress disorder after working in a prison
Trauma-informed care is ‘everybody’s business’, according to the Scottish government.
In October, it announced an additional £1.6 billion of public money to
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