Introduction to the special issue: Posttraumatic stress related to pediatric illness and injury.

TitleIntroduction to the special issue: Posttraumatic stress related to pediatric illness and injury.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsKassam-Adams N
JournalJ Pediatr Psychol
Volume31
Issue4
Pagination337-42
Date Published2006 May
ISSN0146-8693
KeywordsChild, Chronic Disease, Humans, Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic, Wounds and Injuries
Abstract

Traumatic stress has emerged as a useful framework for understanding key aspects of individual and family responses to the experience of children’s medical illness, injury, and medical treatment. Research and intervention development in this area have grown, in largely separate streams, within both the traumatic stress field and the field of pediatric psychology. In recent years, there has been increasing attention within the pediatric psychology field to a posttraumatic stress framework for child and family responses to pediatric cancer, transplant, burns, and injury. Concurrently, the field of traumatic stress studies has begun to delineate traumatic aspects of medical events and of events that commonly bring individuals to medical attention; for example, car crashes. The aim of this special issue has been to bring together empirical and conceptual work in the area of medical traumatic stress that integrates knowledge from the pediatric psychology and traumatic stress fields.

DOI10.1093/jpepsy/jsj052
Alternate JournalJ Pediatr Psychol
PubMed ID16079418