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Critical incident exposure in South African emergency services personnel: prevalence and associated mental health issues

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dc.date.accessioned 2006-03-03 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T09:01:42Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T09:01:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6912
dc.description.abstract Exposure to traumatic stressors is potentially an integral part of the job for emergency services personnel. Traumatic stressors, or critical incidents, are those in which personnel are exposed to death or life threatening injury. In addition to the risk of mortality, serious mental health and behavioural problems are associated with such traumatic exposure. These include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. This study addresses the gaps in the literature by assessing prevalence of exposure to critical incidents and of mental health problems, in a representative sample of emergency services personnel in the developing world context of the Western Cape Province, South Africa. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject AMBULANCE SERVICES en
dc.subject EMERGENCY SERVICES en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject MENTAL HEALTH en
dc.subject WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE en
dc.title Critical incident exposure in South African emergency services personnel: prevalence and associated mental health issues en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 23 en
dc.BudgetYear 2005/06 en
dc.ResearchGroup Child, Youth, Family and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Emergency Medicine Journal en
dc.ArchiveNumber 3703 en
dc.PageNumber 226-231 en
dc.outputnumber 2251 en
dc.bibliographictitle Ward, C.L., Lombard, C.J. & Gwebushe, N. (2006) Critical incident exposure in South African emergency services personnel: prevalence and associated mental health issues. <i>Emergency Medicine Journal</i>. 23:226-231. en
dc.publicationyear 2006 en
dc.contributor.author1 Ward, C.L. en
dc.contributor.author2 Lombard, C.J. en
dc.contributor.author3 Gwebushe, N. en


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