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Orthopedic Surgeon-Pain Medicine Physician, Dr. Owen Williamson, Links Trauma to Mental Health Issues in First Responders

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 11:30 AM CDT, Tue, June 12,2018

Tune in Tuesday June 12th, 9AM Pacific Time, on TraumaTalk to find out: How treating trauma patients can create secondary trauma in health care professionals; What are signs of Burn-Out; What are some self-care tips to prevent PTSD; How to reframe a traumatic incident to reduce its ill effects.

Phoenix, AZ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/12/2018 -- Can the treatment of trauma be linked to mental health issues in First Responders?

Dr. Owen Williamson speaks about how treating trauma patients can create secondary trauma in health care professionals.

After training as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Williamson joined the Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Australia. Here he began to study the long-term effects of trauma, particularly the development of chronic pain and associated mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorders.

Through personal and occupational experience, he also became aware of consequences of witnessing and treating trauma amongst first-responders and other health care professionals.

In this week's episode of Trauma Talk, Dr Williamson and Host Ezreena Scott examine and discuss: Can the treatment of trauma be linked to mental health issues in First responders?

What are the signs of burn-out?

What are some self-care tips to prevent PTSD from developing?

What is the link between trauma and mental health?

What are the stages of processing and re-framing a traumatic incident to reduce / eliminate its ill effects?

Dr. Williamson is the President of Pain Medicine Physicians of BC; Head of the Section of Pain Medicine, Doctors of BC; Chair of the Academic Pain Directors of Canada and Chair of the Ethical and Legal issues in Pain Special Interest group, International Association for the study of pain

Tune in with Dr. Williamson and the Host of Trauma Talk: Ezreena Scott, this Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 9 AM Pacific Time. Trauma Talk is broadcast live every Tuesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

Archives of Trauma Talk can be found at https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2755/traumatalk AND through Ezreena's website at: ezreena.ca.

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