Training programs to increase health care provider skill to identify and treat victims of violence are proliferating.
While serving the important societal goal of reducing or ending violence, such training may actually lead to secondary victimization among learners.
Secondary victimization may occur in learners with no previous exposure to violence, who are unprepared to hear horrific patient accounts, and are overwhelmed by their experience.
Health care trainees with prior victimization experiences may be re-victimized through re-stimulating prior memories and experiences.
This article discusses secondary victimization and its potential impact on patient care.
In addition, specific strategies and guidelines are presented to facilitate development of sensitive curriculum and learning environments.
Through accomplishing the latter, secondary victimization can be prevented or, at least, responded to in an appropriate manner.
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychothérapeute, Personnel sanitaire, Santé mentale, Relation thérapeutique, Empathie, Epuisement professionnel, Stress, Facteur risque, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychotherapist, Health staff, Mental health, Therapeutic relation, Empathy, Occupational burnout, Stress, Risk factor, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0173098
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 11/09/1998.