Coping with stress post trauma

No-one is immune to the emotional and psychological impact of traumatic events.  It is very common for patients, family members, and sometimes even witnesses to have strong emotional reactions to a traumatic injury. Clinicians can also be impacted and may also need support processing their feelings and experiences.

NHS England has developed an advice sheet on how to recognise and cope with stress in the aftermath of a traumatic event, including a description of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms.  While this has been produced in reaction to recent terrorist attacks in the UK, it has broader relevance to all patients and staff in trauma networks.

Download the pamphlet 'Coping With Stress After A Major Incident'

There is more information about coping with post-trauma difficulties and stress, including organisations that can help, on the AfterTrauma website


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