The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) is inviting interested health professionals to attend a free learning and networking day about Managing Psychological Trauma in Healthcare.

Experiences of emotional trauma can lead to poorer physical health. People who are homeless are commonly also traumatised from childhood experiences, domestic violence, being a refugee, or military service.

  • How can health professionals respond sensitively to underlying trauma?
  • How can health professionals look after themselves when working with trauma?

The event takes place in London on 5 July 2017, and is one of a series of events within the QNI’s Homeless Health Programme, funded by Oak Foundation and the QNI.

The programme will explore a range of emotional and psychological trauma that patients can experience as a result of war, torture, homelessness, and adverse childhood experiences.
The event will feature speakers talking about positive approaches to managing this trauma, and ways that services can adapt to become more psychologically or trauma-informed.

Finally, speakers will talk about ways in which healthcare professionals can manage their own resilience in the face of emotionally traumatic care.

This learning day is aimed at health professionals, housing and voluntary sector support professionals and people with lived experience of homelessness, interested in furthering their knowledge, meeting others in their sector and contributing their own experiences to help improve care.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Crystal Oldman, CEO, The Queen’s Nursing Institute
  • Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Director, Institute of Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research, Heriott Watt University
  • Dr Eileen Walsh, Head of Therapies, Helen Bamber Foundation
  • Janet Keauffling QN, Nurse for Homeless and Vulnerable Adults, Swansea
  • Survivors Speak Out Network
  • Point of Care Foundation

This is a free learning day for community health and housing professionals and is part of the QNI’s Homeless Health Programme.

Those interested in attending can find out more or register at Eventbrite at https://managing_trauma.eventbrite.co.uk

For more information contact hanna.mountford@qni.org.uk, 020 7549 1400.

Funded by Oak Foundation.

Event details

Date and time

5 July 2017
9.30 - 4.30pm

Location

The Passage
London

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