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Managing Traumatic Stress Risk: A Proactive Approach.


Managing traumatic stress risk; a proactive approach.

Paton, Douglas et al.

C.C. Thomas


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Paton (psychology, U. of Tasmania, Australia) et al. present a guide for emergency organizations on how to deal with traumatic stress experienced by employees. Offering practical suggestions, contributors from Australia, the US, Germany, and the UK collaborate on 14 chapters on managing risks of traumatic stress, mental health issues following a disaster, preemployment screening of protective service workers, protective behaviors, police trauma, and aspects of posttraumatic stress disorder. Also studied are emergency workers, the use of groups in lessening trauma, disasters in an international context, how trauma affects the therapists, the psychological impact of work organization, and the family-work interface, and the dimension of fear.

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Date:Dec 1, 2005
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