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Vulnerability to Work-Related Posttraumatic Stress: Family and Organizational Influences


Paton, D and Norris, K, Vulnerability to Work-Related Posttraumatic Stress: Family and Organizational Influences, Dying for the Job: Police Work Exposure and Health, Charles C Thomas Publisher, Ltd, JM Violanti (ed), USA, pp. 126-141. ISBN 9780398087722 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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Protective and emergency services officers (e.g., police officers, firer fighters) can experience critical incidents capable of eliciting acute and chronic post-traumatic stress reactions repeatedly over the course of careers that can span decades. The fact that such studies reveal considerable diversity in traumatic stress outcomes, even among officers who faced the same event, makes it pertinent to explain this diversity, however. Many factors can be implicated in explaining this diversity.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:critical incident, family organization
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Applied and developmental psychology
Research Field:Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and health
UTAS Author:Paton, D (Professor Douglas Paton)
UTAS Author:Norris, K (Professor Kimberley Norris)
ID Code:90476
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2014-04-07
Last Modified:2018-03-27

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