Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in United States Corrections Professionals: Prevalence and Impact on Health and Functioning
Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102129
About the Course:
Corrections professionals routinely witness or directly experience diverse types of events involving violence, injury or death, such as threats of bodily harm or death, physical assaults, and witnessing violence or death. This research article examines posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) prevalence rates among corrections professionals, and explores the psychological, physical, and occupational status and overall functioning in relation to PTSD. Implications and recommendations are also discussed.
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This course is recommended for administrators and health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about posttraumatic stress disorder among corrections professionals. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Describe the factors that contribute to potential posttraumatic stress disorder among corrections professionals.
Describe the prevalence of PTSD among corrections professionals in comparison to the general population and other high-risk professions.
Describe the results and implications of this research, including analysis of PTSD rates; experiences with situations involving violence, injury or death (VID); VID-related emotion/feeling states experienced; psychological health measures, impact on functioning, life satisfaction, and health and functioning measures; and positive coping measures.
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