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Keywords

adult survivors of childhood trauma, adverse childhood experience (ACE), chronic health conditions, mental illness, nursing, trauma-informed care

 

Authors

  1. Cole, Britt S.

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Childhood trauma is linked to long-term negative health outcomes throughout the lifespan and is recognized as a public health crisis. Using the framework of the four main components of trauma-informed care is a beginning step in meeting the deep, unmet needs of adult patients with sensitivity and awareness. Christian nurses recognize Jesus as the first trauma-informed provider and model his relational characteristics as they promote healing from trauma.