Your invitation to participate
On behalf of the 2019 Organising Committee we are delighted to invite you to participate in a pre-meeting workshop – Health Practitioners’ Toolkit for Trauma-Informed Care in Burns
Facilitated by Martha Druery, Dr Alexandra De Young, Helen Jowlett & Dr Shelley Wiechman
This half-day workshop provides an insight into the ways in which traumatic injury impacts on the neurobiology, thought processes and behavior of burns patients across the lifespan, and those who care for them. It will outline the ways in which health practitioners and researchers can engage with traumatized individuals to optimise adherence and positive outcomes.
Case studies and experiential activities will be utilized to facilitate a skills-based approach, equipping you to work collaboratively with burns patients and their families. The workshop also incorporates empirical content to better understand the personal impact of working in this area and build your own trauma resilience for sustained practice in this specialized field.
Who should attend?
This workshop has been designed to cater to all disciplines involved in direct patient and family contact in the burns field, from critical care, to acute settings, through to long-term rehabilitation roles. Research staff whose duties also involve direct contact with patients and families would also benefit from attending.
At the end of this workshop, participants will have;
- Awareness of the components of a Trauma Informed approach to patient-centred care
- An outline of the elements of Psychological First Aid for utility in the clinical environment
- Introductory knowledge of the neurobiology of trauma exposure, threat appraisal and stress responses (cognitive and behavioural) across the lifespan
- Application of the above in terms of implications for trauma and stress responses in the clinical environment and for treatment adherence
- An understanding of the role of developmental trauma (adverse childhood experiences) and prior trauma in subsequent behavior (eg addiction, aggression, criminal conduct) and responses to burn trauma
- Insight offered by a content expert into the particular experience of trauma for people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
- Awareness of the implications of trauma for pain, sleep, and appetite
- Strategies to effectively engage with traumatized patients and family members for optimal treatment engagement and positive outcomes
- Understanding of the empirical impacts of working with traumatized people on health practitioners
- Strategies to build and maintain your trauma resilience, individually and within your team