MSN: What is trauma-informed care?

UC medical ethics researcher featured

Overall, it's believed that 70% of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives, and this trauma may carry over to patient care, experts tell MSN.

"Trauma-informed care isn't designed to predict how a person will act or react in response to trauma. Instead, it invites awareness that trauma plays a role in shaping people's experiences," says Elizabeth Lanphier, a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the UC College of Medicine and a research assistant professor in the UC Department of Philosophy.

TIC is vital, Lanphier say, because it works to create an environment for people to feel safe, supported, and empowered to voice their concerns, needs, or preferences.

The article outlines ways for clinicians and providers to be more attuned to patient’s past trauma in the current clinical setting.

Read the MSN article. 

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