U of T PTSD


Title:
Psychological Debriefing of Workplace Trauma: A Case Study of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
Author:
Jesmin Antony
Advisor:
Paul Links
Department:
Medical Science
Keywords:
psychological; debriefing; workplace; trauma; PTSD; lost time
Issue Date:
21-Jul-2010
Abstract (summary):
Mental stress resulting from a traumatic event in the workplace has a noteworthy impact on employees. Psychological debriefing is offered to TTC employees as a means of immediate trauma support, however, the usefulness of the intervention is unknown. This thesis explores the debriefing intervention using a mixed methods approach. TTC employees who have experienced a traumatic event were recruited. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptom development and time lost from work were compared between debriefed and not debriefed employees. In addition, purposively selected employees were qualitatively interviewed. The quantitative analysis showed no significant differences in PTSD symptomatology or lost time from work between the groups. Despite these results, however, employees who were debriefed had an overall positive perception of the intervention. Further exploration in this area of study would be beneficial to not only the TTC, but to all workplaces at high risk of exposure to traumatic events.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24530
Files

Download thesis (PDF)
Permanent link

http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24530
Show complete metadata
Show Statistics
This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons

Advertisements

About garyskeete

ASHWORTH MEDICINE-Professional Medical Assisting, Doctor of Science,Legal Assistant Diploma BSc Criminal Justice
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s