Trauma-Informed Care in Non-traditional Settings: Developing a TIC model for people experiencing mental distress in the burns care setting.

  • Cleary , Michelle (Recipient), Kornhaber, Rachel (Recipient), Visentin , Denis (Recipient), Neil , Ananda (Recipient), Haik , Josef (Recipient), McLean , Loyola (Recipient) & Kezelman , Cathy (Recipient)

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The project will deliver a specific model of TIC to promote and protect the mental health of burns patients within a burns centre or ward. The major outcome would be the development of a workable model for clinical delivery via a pilot implementation. Data would be gathered on the findings of recent studies into the application of TIC in general care settings, particularly burns care. The TIC model would also be informed by stakeholders, including mental health professionals, burns care staff, patients and advocates and trauma specialists. This would allow first-hand perspectives on the workability of current models and practices and discussions of means to improve mental health outcomes. This model and proposed pilot intervention would allow data to be gathered on the proposed model in regard to its relevance, capacity to be taught to existing burns care staff, ability to be implemented with regard to existing processes and protocols, and the likelihood of positive mental health outcomes. The responses from this engagement would then be analysed using thematic analysis to determine if the major themes presented offer new insights into service design and delivery and how best to inform the new guidelines. This initiative can then be used as the foundations for further design of TIC services. Post-project data could be gathered if the model were trialled by a partner organisation. This we anticipate would form the basis of further grant applications from the team of researchers developed through this grant.
Granting OrganisationsUniversity of Tasmania