116583 - Family abuse and violence (Activity 4): becoming a trauma-informed practice, including self-care
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Having covered identification and management of family abuse and violence, we are now going to look at how the entire practice can play their role and importantly how GPs can look after themselves to ensure they are the best help for patients.
Trauma-informed care and practice recognises and acknowledges trauma and its prevalence, alongside awareness and sensitivity of how trauma affects people’s lives. Trauma-informed care and practice considers the physical, psychological and emotional safety of individuals as well as service providers.
This activity aims to help participants implement trauma-informed care in their practice, including self-care.
Relevance to General Practice
We as clinicians know how to talk to our patients about how to look after themselves, but we are not always good at looking after ourselves or our colleagues.
As many as 1 in 3 GPs are experiencing signs of burnout at any point in time. It is important to recognise the early signs of burnout within ourselves before we move too far along this scale.
- Define trauma-informed care and how it can be implemented in general practice
- Describe the signs of stress, burnout and vicarious trauma, and describe practical tools to manage the emotional impact of working with survivors of FAV
- Discuss the role of the practice, utilisation of mentor/debriefing groups, and self-care in protecting against vicarious trauma