Managing Psychological Trauma in Healthcare
5 July 2017
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.
A free learning and networking day open to all, about the management of emotional and psychological trauma facing patients and healthcare staff, organised by The Queen’s Nursing Institute.
The programme explored a range of emotional and psychological trauma that patients can suffer from including as a result of war, torture, homelessness, and adverse childhood experiences.
The event featured speakers talking about positive approaches to managing this trauma, and ways that services can adapt to become more psychologically or trauma-informed. We have also explore how healthcare professionals can manage their own resilience in the face of traumatic care.
Speakers and Presentations
- Bringing a Trauma Informed Care Approach into the NHS
Jonathan Ogram, Trauma Informed Care & Military Veterans Lead, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
- ‘Psychologically Informed Environments’ in Homeless Hostels
Dr James Peddie, Specialist Clinical Psychologist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust with Thames Reach
- FGM: A Psychological Perspective
Dr Eileen Walsh, Head of Therapies, Helen Bamber Foundation
- Experiencing Trauma
Kolbassia Haoussou, Survivors Advocate and Coordinator, Survivors Speak Out and Freedom from Torture
- Developing Trauma Informed Care
Dr Tara O’Neill, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Enabling Assessment Service London
- Managing Your Resilience as a Health Professional
Aggie Rice, Programme Co-ordinator & Joanna Goodrich, Head of Evidence and Learning, The Point of Care Foundation
- Reflective Storytelling About Patient Care
Janet Keauffling MBE QN, Nurse for Homeless and Vulnerable Adults, High St Surgery, Swansea & Jane Carpenter, Macmillan Clinical Outreach Nurse Specialist, St Helena Hospice
- Adverse Childhood Experiences – A Public Health Issue
Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Director I-SPHERE, Heriott Watt University
Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE), Thames Reach:
Enabling Assessment Service London:
The Point of Care Foundation:
Multiple Exclusion Homelessness (ESRC, 2010-2012):
Hard Edges: Mapping Severe and Multiple Disadvantage (LankellyChase Foundation 2011-2015):
Solve UK Poverty: Complex Needs (Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2012-2016):
Helen Bamber Foundation:
UK Department of Health guidelines on female genital mutilation:
Guidance and resources about FGM for healthcare professionals:
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2009) Female Genital Management and its Management. Greentop Guideline No. 53. London: RCOG.
E-learning on FGM
Recognising and preventing FGM, for frontline staff, developed by the Home Office:
Use Your Head – Integrate Bristol (Official Music Video) – dance to end gender violence:
Speech on FGM by Khadija Gbla “My mother’s strange definition of empowerment”: