What is a way that you think the healthcare field can eliminate unconscious bias
The term “trauma-informed” is utilized daily, across fields and disciplines that provide services to children and families. In addition, scholars and academics continue to research the impact of trauma on children and families, influencing how we approach service delivery and provider-client interactions.
In the article, “Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach in Pediatrics”, the authors highlight the importance of implementing a trauma-informed approach as a means to enhance quality of care.
In the article, “What Do Clinicians Caring for Children Need to Know about Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress and the Ethics of Trauma-Informed Approaches?”, the authors point out the effective implementation of trauma-informed care will require changes not only in the knowledge and practice of individual professionals but also in institutional protocols and policies.
1. After reading both articles, process key information obtained and answer the following questions:
– What is a way that you think the healthcare field can eliminate unconscious bias and move trauma informed practices forward? Support your answer with details and a citation from each article. Include specific action steps based on you knowledge, experience and insight.
– Think about an aspect, idea or thought that you have that was not mentioned in either article. In your answer, support your idea and include why it is an important aspect to consider in a trauma-informed framework.