Using evidence to inform clinical practice shortly after traumatic events

Authors

  • Jonathan I. Bisson

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    1. Department of Psychological Medicine, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales
    • Department of Psychological Medicine, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Monmouth House, University Hospital of Wales, Health Park, Cardiff CF14 4XW, Wales
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Abstract

Despite ongoing gaps in our knowledge, there is now considerable research evidence available to inform clinical decisions and treatment plans shortly after traumatic events. The author uses two fictional cases to illustrate an evidence-based approach to clinical management following traumatic events. The importance of fully assessing individuals and tailoring management plans to address their specific needs optimally is highlighted by considering two distinct, but familiar types of presentation.

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