Post traumatic stress disorder and the forensic radiographer

GLAYSHER, E., VALLIS, J. and REEVES, Pauline (2016). Post traumatic stress disorder and the forensic radiographer. Radiography, 22 (3), e212-e215.

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The term post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is used to describe the psychological issues resulting from any traumatic event. An individual's ability to function is impaired by experiencing emotional responses to a traumatic event. Forensic radiographers need to be aware of the potential debilitating effects of this condition and those writing forensic protocols must take the condition into account and build in safeguards and welfare strategies.This narrative review looks at the origins of the term PTSD and highlights those who may be at increased risk of developing the condition including, in particular, forensic radiographers involved in mass fatality work. Signs, symptoms and possible treatments are also reviewed. © 2016 The College of Radiographers.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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Page Range: e212-e215
Depositing User: Carmel House
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2016 13:35
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 00:37

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