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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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.
The intervention at this point in the program is called "critical incident psychological debriefing." The team helped those experiencing post-trauma syndrome cope with post-trauma stress until they could be referred for professional assistance from other sources, such as the Employee Assistance Program.

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