Iraqi War Clinical Guide

Caring for the Clinicians Who Care for Traumatically Injured Patients

About the Course:

Caring for the Clinicians Who Care for Traumatically Injured Patients discusses how clinicians treating trauma patients are at risk for emotional reactions that, if left unattended, can lead to psychological stress, burnout, and reduction in clinical efficiency and effectiveness. This text covers Chapter 8 only.


National Center for PTSD and the Department of Veterans Affairs

Publication Date:

June 2004


Harold J. Wain, Ph.D.; MAJ Erin C. McLaughlin; COL Stephen J. Cozza

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about caring for clinicians who care for traumatically injured patients. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe vicarious traumatization.

  2. Identify strategies for addressing vicarious traumatization at burnout.

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