Journal article

Health Professionals' Experiences of Providing Trauma-Informed Care in Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Settings: A Scoping Review

Carol O'Dwyer, Laura Tarzia, Sabin Fernbacher, Kelsey Hegarty

Trauma, Violence, & Abuse | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Trauma-informed care is increasingly recognized as the ideal model of care for acute psychiatric inpatient units; however, it continues to be a challenge to implement. The aims of this review are (1) to synthesize the research exploring health professionals' experiences of providing trauma-informed care in acute psychiatric inpatient settings and (2) to examine these experiences through a gender lens, particularly relating to gender-based violence. This research will provide additional insights to facilitate implementation of trauma-informed care in acute psychiatric inpatient care. METHOD: A comprehensive scoping review methodology was adopted. English-language, peer-reviewed ar..

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