What to do when treatment becomes traumaOf increasing concern to all health professionals is the mental and emotional trauma that can result from adverse medical experiences ranging from life-threatening events to even routine medical procedures. This groundbreaking book is the first to conceptualize the psychological aspects of medical trauma and provide mental health and health care professionals with models they can use to intervene when treatment becomes trauma. The book delivers systems-level strategies for supporting patients and their families who experience distress in the medical setting or as a result of life-threatening or life-altering diagnoses and procedures. Reflecting the growing trend toward interprofessional practice and training in health care and initiatives toward patient-centered care, the book also describes models that promote the seamless integration of mental health professionals into the health care team.The book reflects the PPACA mandate to integrate mental health services into health care in order to both ensure the psychological and emotional well-being of patients and to provide support and guidance to health care professionals. Using an inclusive model of medical trauma, the book examines the effects and complexity of the trauma experience within the medical setting; addresses patient, medical staff, and procedural risk factors regarding specific level 1, 2, and 3 traumas; discusses the effects of environment and medical staff interactions; and covers intervention and prevention. The book also highlights examples of health care systems and organizations that have successfully applied innovative ideas for treating the whole person. Extensive case studies addressing the three levels of medical trauma illustrate its effects and how they could have been better managed.Key Features:Addresses psychological trauma resulting from adverse medical experiences the first book to do soProvides effective models for addressing trauma in health care based on maternal health protocols from NCSWHIncludes effective new models, protocols, and best practices for all mental health and health care professionalsPresents extensive case examples of three levels of medical traumaDisseminates valuable resources and screening and measurement tools
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Michelle Flaum Hall, EdD, LPCC-S, is Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Xavier University and a Partner at Hawthorne Integrative, LLC, a healthcare consulting andclinical counseling firm. Her scholarship about medical trauma and integrated healthcare has been published in such journals as Nursing for Women's Health, ACA Vistas, and Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice. Dr. Hall has presented on the topic of medical trauma at local, state, and national clinical counseling conferences including the American Counseling Association Annual Convention; to students in advanced clinical mental health counseling courses; and to cancer survivors and their families. She has consulted with the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative in the development of a national Postpartum Hemorrhage Toolkit, and has authored a tool to help medical professionals recognize the signs of acute stress disorder in the hospital setting. Dr. Hall currently participates in a workgroup for the National Council on Patient Safety in Women's Healthcare (NCOPSWH) to develop a safety toolkit focused on patient, family, and provider supports following a severe maternal event. Her clinical experience includes working with adults struggling with depression, PTSD, and other anxiety-related disorders. Over the years, she has worked with numerous clients with complex reactions to life-altering or life-altering medical diagnoses and procedures. Additionally, Dr. Hall works with seven health-related fields (especially nursing) across Xavier University to develop innovative interprofessional education experiences for future health care workers. She participated in IPEC (Interprofessional Education Collaborative), which is led by six healthcare associations including the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Association of American Medical Colleges. She is a Certified Master Trainer in TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety), an interprofessional, evidenced-based communication training curriculum developed by the US Department of Defense and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and has received training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction from faculty at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.Scott E. Hall, PhD, LPCC-S, is Associate Professor, Counselor Education, University of Dayton and a Partner at Hawthorne Integrative, LLC, a healthcare consulting and clinical counseling firm. He has written on the topics of medical trauma and integrative healthcare and collaborates with health-related programs at the Universityof Dayton to develop wellness initiatives. His work has been published in ACA Vistas, ADULTSPAN Journal, Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, and American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care. Dr. Hall has taught and created a wide range of courses at the University of Dayton, including all foundational courses in the Mental Health Counseling program and specialized courses such as Counseling Men, Alternative Therapies, and Positive Psychotherapy. In his clinical practice, Dr. Hall counsels adults with depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and divorce-related concerns. In addition to his clinical experience working with medical trauma, he has also presented at national, state, and local professional conferences about PTSD-related topics in addition to medical trauma. He has also spoken about the mental and emotional impacts of a cancer diagnosis at the Cancer Support Community of Southwestern Ohio. Dr. Hall is a Certified Master Trainer in TeamSTEPPS and has received training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction from faculty at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. He is a veteran of the United States Army.
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