post-trauma syndrome

post-trauma syndrome

 
a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the experiencing by an individual of a sustained maladaptive response to an overwhelming traumatic event or events such as a natural disaster, war, epidemic, rape, assault, or catastrophic illness or accident. See also posttraumatic stress disorder.
risk for p.-t. s. a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for sustained maladaptive response to a traumatic, overwhelming event.
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Yes, I think a post-trauma syndrome is evident here.
It was only much later, when the wall came down, that I started to understand something of this post-trauma syndrome we've discussed.
These sessions are intended to help staff understand post-trauma syndrome and its normal course of development.

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