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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. […]

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, […]