Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term

Summer 2020

Document Type


Course Number

Nurs 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. Chovan and Dr. Butz


Trauma Informed Care (TIC), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Childhood, Trauma, Complex, Re-traumatization

Subject Categories

Health Communication | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Public Health


This poster discusses the use of trauma-informed care (TIC) in care settings to address health needs of patients who have experienced traumatic events. Complex trauma, childhood trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can cause long term impacts on health of patients including physical, behavioral, and cognitive manifestations. This poster explores health implications of trauma, how they can present in healthcare settings, and how the use of trauma-informed care can alleviate the burden on healthcare settings and improve patient outcomes by preventing further re-traumatization. The use of the TIC approach is applicable to all care modalities and settings, including primary and acute care settings that frequently utilize graduate level nursing professionals.

Keywords: TIC, PTSD, Childhood, Complex, Re-traumatization, Trauma



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