Trauma-Informed End of Life Care
The pervasiveness of psychological trauma exposure has been established in the general population and among older adults. There is emerging evidence for additional opportunities for exposure to psychological trauma at or near the end of life. Understanding trauma-informed care, assessment of trauma history and palliation of trauma-related symptoms are crucial elements for compassionate patient care in hospice and palliative care programs. Incorporating trauma-informed end-of-life care has the potential to increase staff job satisfaction and retention.
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