Journal article

Trauma-informed knowledge, awareness, practice, competence and confidence of rural health staff: A descriptive study

Kaye Ervin, Carol Reid, Tegan Podubinski, Jacquie Phillips

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice | Sciedu Press


Background and objective: By adopting a trauma-informed approach to care at the organisational and clinical levels, health care systems and providers can enhance the quality of care that they deliver and improve health outcomes for individuals with a trauma history. This study aimed to explore the trauma-related knowledge, attitudes awareness, practice, competence and confidence of health service staff from three small rural health services in Victoria, Australia, and examine their self-reported capacity to respond to clients with a trauma history.Methods: Staff from each site were invited to complete a paper-based survey. The survey included demographic information and questions related to ..

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