A discussion group led by patients for patients on the topic of medical trauma and medical PTSD .
Date and time
Tue Dec 06 2022
<div>A discussion group led by patients for patients on the topic of medical trauma and medical PTSD .</div><div style="margin-top: 20px"><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p>What is Medical PTSD? Medical PTSD is a disorder in which a person struggles recovering from either experiencing or witnessing a terrifying medical event. Such events can range for medical interventions required for survival to communication errors between patients and providers.</p><p>Medical PTSD is a topic I've been interested in for quite some time so much so that I plan to get a Ph.D. in medical trauma. However I recognize that the account of medical trauma from patient versus academic my differ. In preparation for graduate school applications as well as my studies, I host biweekly discussion groups to discuss what Medical PTSD is, how it feels, and it’s impact on patients’ quality of life. I'm hopeful that a community space will be built in the process as well. Information shared during discussion groups will not be shared to others in any manner without gaining permission first, and if used participants' privacy will be honors by de-identifying them. Information will be used as a guidance in my studies to ensure the patient voice is heard within studies on medical trauma in the chronic/rare disease community. </p><p>This session will be on delayed trauma. The effects of trauma are big and often debilitation. It can hit us right after the traumatizing event or years after it happened, making it hard to pinpoint when the traumatizing event happened. Digging up theses old experiencing are exhausting and scary, it may be one event that was traumatizing or a series of smaller events that snowballed overtime. Speaking for myself, it took me years to recognized how my childhood being very sick effected my thoughts and behaviors as an adult. Do you have a similar experience?</p><p>Don't be a stranger! Check out the website popmedicalptsd.org! Follow at @pop_medicalptsd or join on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/medicalptsdfocusgroup to stay up to date on events! </p><p>Please note that the session will recrodned for note taking purposes only. </p></div></div>