Trauma is defined as exposure to past physical, sexual or emotional victimization. Trauma informed care is an emerging value that is seen as fundamental to effective and contemporary mental health nursing practice Muskett, 2013. It aims to recognize the trauma and how it has impacted on an individual’s life. This will try and help reduce practices that might re traumatize the patient such as strip search, pat down, seclusion, restraint, and help creative a comfortable yet therapeutic environment for clients in a clinical setting. This paper attempts to recognize the importance of trauma informed care, the principles of trauma informed care and effective evaluation tools to help assess past trauma and how can re traumatisation
Lady Macbeth was a fictional character in the play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, a tragedy set in the 12 century. She was the wife of a man named Macbeth who became very murderous and blood thirsty while trying to become King of Scotland. In this tragedy, three witches tell Macbeth that he will become king and so he shares this news with Lady Macbeth. At the beginning of this story Lady Macbeth is the more dominant and strong willed person in the relationship, while Macbeth is the coward and fragile one. Lady Macbeth comes up with a plan for her husband to kill the king so he can take the throne. When Macbeth does kill the king he feels remorse where as Lady Macbeth feels nothing about it. As time passes on Lady Macbeth becomes
The Body Keeps The Score, is about different patients the author Van Der Kolk had during his medical practice years and research he collected throughout most of his life. He discusses different types of traumatized patients, such as war veterans, raped victims, the loss of a child or children, as well as living with an alcoholic, drug user parents, and even children who their parents neglected, beat, or and molested. He also talks about different research and scans done to help understand the brain of traumatized people and the different parts of the brain affected by a traumatized event. The way the right and the left side of the brain is affected by breaking the connection between the two and how is necessary to have both sides working together so that one can be aware of what is happening at the moment and that what they are experiencing and reenacting happened in the past. As well, as different ways patients can treat themselves either by taking pills which do not help as a long term or by running, doing yoga, meditation, massages, and other physical activities, but Dr.Van Der Kolk explains how most people take prescribed drugs because it is much easier than doing physical activities. He also states that drugs nor therapy were shown to help children who had experienced early traumas. Dr. Var
PTSD or also known as post-traumatic stress syndrome is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Symptoms may include, flashbacks (reliving the trauma over and over), physical symptoms like a racing heart or sweating, easily startled, feeling tense or “on edge”, having difficulty sleeping, having angry outbursts, bad dreams, and mood swings. Although there are some people who have not actually gone through a traumatic experience still can have symptoms of PTSD. There are two ways to treat PTSD that have been proven to be effective on Veterans. These treatments are counseling and medication. Physical therapy or counseling can help you understand your thoughts and help you learn techniques to cope with situations. Research has shown that certain kinds of counseling can be very effective for treating PTSD. With only 15% of veterans who have the disorder, only about 11 % still struggle with PTSD till
To be a privileged Caucasian male in America is to be found guilty of three counts of sexual assault and receive a recommended sentence of six years out of the maximum fourteen that these crimes carry. Brock Turner is the privileged student of Stanford University that ended up being sentenced to only six months out of the six years but, only served a brief ninety days in county jail. People vs. Turner features young college student Brock turner and his crimes of sexual assault against an unconscious ‘Jane Doe’ behind a garage dumpster. Although physical and eyewitness testimony concluded that Jane Doe was unconscious during the time of the assault and for the following hours, Brock Turner stated the encounters were consensual. As the case unraveled
PTSD is a major topic in today's society and it has been since the beginning of combat. The veterans have been in combat for many years constantly fighting. There are bombs going off, constant gunfire, and such dramatic events. In today's society while at combat people experience unimaginable things right in front of their eyes. And this can cause some permanent damage to that person. People in today's society were not giving these veterans coming home from the war the treatment they need and well-deserved. However, the treatment of these veterans has been getting worse as time goes on. These veterans come home expecting glory and end up being treated very poorly.
According to a study, 95% of Iraq veterans experience some kind of stress caused by war experiences (PTSD VA, 1). This stress can vary immensely. Vets can experience pain if they see any reminders of the war. The slightest reminder can cause severe pain. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the dysregulation of body and brain chemistry. PTSD has varied causes, which negatively impact the victim, his or her family, and the society in which the victim lives in; however, many treatments are available for the victim to ease the impact on his or her future.
Violent and sexual tendencies develop in those veterans who go untreated with PTSD. Violent offenders are more likely to have PTSD than those who are sexual offenders, but PTSD still remains relevant in both forms. Offenders with PTSD are also more likely to feel remorse for their violent or sexual offenses. This shows that the mental issue associated with untreated PTSD victims is more connected to actual PTSD consequences than the offender willingly choosing to offend out of pure need and want. One third to two thirds of veterans who need to receive mental health support do not seek the treatment necessary. Among those who do receive treatment, half drop out. This decreases the success rate of PTSD suffering individuals who commit to treatment from eighty percent to a significantly lower forty percent. The mental issues with PTSD are drastically impactful on an untreated PTSD victim. With one fifth of sexual offense towards women are experienced in a military environment, many are linked to being caused by PTSD mental outbreak. Sexual offense and violence towards others is not the only mental risk caused by untreated PTSD. Harm towards oneself is also a risk. During the Iraq and Afghanistan war, suicide attempt rates increased by more than six times the amount before the war. This astonishing number displays the mental anguish that is involved with war and untreated PTSD victims. The self destructive path that PTSD leads to is a terrible consequence of those who go untreated with PTSD as written by Tim O’Brien in The Things They
I believe our nation’s veterans deserve to be honored. They do so much for our country. They risk severe physical injury, they risk mental health issues, and they defend the honors and freedoms of our nation. These are just a few reasons they deserve to be honored.
The article “Alternate PTSD Therapy for Vets Ruffles VA Feathers, but Shows Results” by Mark Brunswick, talking about a practice called EMDR, which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. This therapy uses the senses to connect to what triggers the patient’s trauma disorder.
On Tuesday October 27, Dr. Brittany Hall gave a talk on PTSD affecting military veteran and active duty soldiers. During active duty soldiers are exposed to a lot of unforeseen events. Veterans and active duty soldiers are serving to protect the country from allies, and place there lives on the line everyday for citizens to continue to have freedom. The aftermath of returning from combat is the devastating blow for a lot of soldiers.
Whether at war or at home, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been around since the earliest records of violence in the history of humankind. Although it has been known by different names such as shell shock or combat exhaustion, the symptoms have remained relatively the same and not exclusive to war or combat. PTSD is known to be incurable, but with the advent of modern day treatments and therapies many symptoms of PTSD can be mitigated and alleviated.
Post-traumatic anxiety issue (PTSD), once called shell stun or fight exhaustion disorder, is a genuine condition that can grow after a man has encountered or seen a traumatic or startling occasion in which genuine physical damage happened or was undermined. PTSD is an enduring result of traumatic difficulties that cause serious apprehension, powerlessness, or awfulness, for example, a sexual or physical ambush, the startling passing of a friend or family member, a mischance, war, or common fiasco. Groups of casualties can likewise create PTSD, as can crisis faculty and salvage specialists.
Have you ever gone through a trauma? “ Recovery doesn't erase the trauma as if it had never happened, it just makes it easier to deal with” ( American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress). The novel Speak is about a teenage girl going through her tough high school years. She started the school year with no friends and with a heavy secret weighing over her. One might think that her problems are just teenage normal ones, but what they don't know is that she was suffering from a sexual assault, rape. The whole novel develops in how she copes with her PTSD ( Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and tries to overcome her depression. The author of this book is Laurie Halse Anderson. Laurie is an American writer best known for children's and young adult novels. She won the annual award of The ALA Margaret A. Edwards Award in 2009, which recognizes one writer and a particular body of work “for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature”. Anderson won the Golden Kite award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, for
Looking on the Internet I came upon article that put a whole new light regarding repressed memories. Scholars like Sigmund Freud believed that repress memories have a detrimental effect on individuals’ lives. Sigmund Freud assumption of repressed memories can have a negative influence on behavior and mental health, but this article, from Time Magazine, discusses the benefits of repressed memories (Sifferlin, A, 2014).