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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

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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