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Motor Vehicle Trauma - A personal account and recommendations for hospital-based pastoral care

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Denholm, CJ and Denholm, JT, Motor Vehicle Trauma - A personal account and recommendations for hospital-based pastoral care, Australian Journal of Pastoral Care and Health, 3, (1) pp. 1-5. ISSN 1836-8476 (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

Abstract

IThis paper describes the many impacts from a motor-vehicle accident experienced by the first author in 2004. Following details about the surgical and medical treatment procedures experienced, a number of significant learnings are described. The author provides observations about the kind of pastoral care provided and offers some suggestions for practitioners both in intensive care and post-surgical recovery. Following a presentation to the National Association of Hospital Chaplains in Hobart, January, 2009 entitled Recovery from road accident trauma: Personal reflections and learnings, I have been asked to prepare a summary for the journal. It is co-written with my son who, at the time of admission of his father to the Austin Hospital for spinal surgery, was a registrar in the Emergency Department.

Item Details

Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:pastoral care, pain, pain management, rehabilitation
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Disability and Functional Capacity
Author:Denholm, CJ (Professor Carey Denholm)
ID Code:60485
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Conservatorium of Music
Deposited On:2010-02-09
Last Modified:2010-06-09
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