Traumatic Stress Among Emergency Service Personnel: Investigating Early Intervention and Help-seeking Behaviours

Trina Tamrakar

Research output: ThesisPh.D. thesis

Abstract

This thesis investigates traumatic stress among emergency service per-sonnel/first responders, with a specific focus on an early intervention of choice at the practical research setting, psychological debriefing (PD), and help-seeking behaviours. It en-deavors to do this by: i) critically reviewing the literature on psychological debrief-ing (PD) for emergency service personnel, ii) exploring the lived experienc-es of PD of trauma-exposed police officers in Northern Ireland, and iii) analyzing and describing the trauma induced help-seeking behaviours among another major first responder group, UK firefighters.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Southern Denmark
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Gerlach, Christian, Supervisor
  • Murphy, Jamie, Supervisor, External person
External participants
Date of defence8. Oct 2020
Publisher
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • first responder
  • emergency personnel
  • emergency services
  • police officer
  • police
  • firefighter
  • emergency service personnel
  • early intervention
  • psychological debriefing
  • help seeking behaviour
  • help-seeking
  • spousal support
  • social support
  • fire fighter
  • Fire Emergency Management
  • debriefing
  • CISM
  • CISD
  • critical incident stress debriefing

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