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April 26, 2023 29 mins

Dr. Heather Quaile joins Bruce to talk about trauma-informed care (TIC) and why it’s important for people to receive TIC whenever they visit a health care provider. A TIC approach means that providers understand the implications of traumatic events on patients and work to create a safe and supportive environment for all patients. This episode covers the ways that promoting a culture of trust and collaboration between providers and patients is a foundation for improving patient health. Not only do patients benefit from TIC, but providers and their staff also experience improvements in their wellness and well-being. 


About Dr. Quaile

Heather Quaile DNP, WHNP-BC, AFN-C, CSC, IF, FAANP, is a clinical and academic leader as well as a double board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner and advanced forensic nurse. She also is trained and certified as an AASECT sex counselor and sexual assault nurse examiner, providing sexual health education, trauma-informed care, and information to patients of all ages. She is widely published in the field of women’s health and trauma-informed care.


Resources:

Sexual Medicine Society of North America - https://www.smsna.org/

The Center for Health Care Strategies: Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Resource - https://www.traumainformedcare.chcs.org/what-is-trauma-informed-care/

National Alliance on Mental Illness - https://www.nami.org/Home 

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