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What is Trauma?

What is Trauma

We recently released our course on Trauma-Informed Care. We’ve already gotten great feedback on it. We want to take a few blog posts to explore Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care. Let’s Start with talking about; Trauma, Types of Trauma, and Trauma Prevalence. What is Trauma? The American Psychological Association narrowly defines trauma as exposure to actual or threatened death, […]

Introducing You to a Trauma-Informed Care Approach to Healthcare

Trauma Informed Care

The experience of emotional and psychological trauma is no great respecter of persons and is a near universal occurrence. Trauma affects individuals of all ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic levels. Research has increasingly uncovered the centrality of trauma as a contributor, and perhaps causative agent, to such disease processes as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease […]

It All Starts with Time

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Just how does compassion fatigue (CF) get the upper hand in the lives of so many healthcare and human services workers? I believe it all starts with T-I-M-E. Tedious & Tireless Tasks: Tedious & Tireless Tasks take up more and more of time, leaving less room for connecting in positive ways with patients and coworkers. […]

Compassion Fatigue

Also called “secondary traumatic stress disorder” or “the cost of caring”, compassion fatigue (CF) is an advanced form of burnout characterized by deep physical, emotional, and spiritual exhaustion. Developing slowly over time, it is a quiet and slow erosion of your ability to feel and care for others caused by the overtaxation of your empathy, […]

Healthcare Beauty?

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The words “beauty” and “healthcare” are not usually used in the same sentence. When we think of beauty, we think of an idyllic field of wildflowers, a gorgeous sunset, or a painting by Monet. What does beauty have to do with healthcare?  Healthcare is messy, bloody, and filled with red tape, litigation, and stress. However, […]