Journal: Legal Concerns
What legal concerns might you experience when you start working with trauma victims?
Identify two strategies you plan to utilize in working with them. One strategy should address secondary interventions, and the other should identify tertiary interventions.
Why would you select those strategies? Provide your rationale.
Legal Concerns among Human Service Professionals working with Trauma Victims and Intervention Strategies
Trauma is experienced when an individual is exposed to one or more events that are threatening death. Nonetheless, events resulting from serious injuries or sexual violations can also result in trauma. Working with trauma patients can lead in various legal concerns such as employment-related issues, child custody, and malpractice suits. Law firms promise money for medical wrongs concerning the treatment of their loved ones resulting in malpractice suits. Trauma due to child injuries may result in legal processes when the child custody has to be changed to ensure safety. The structure of the compensation system and legal entitlement of workers affects the management of trauma victims.
Various strategies are used to manage trauma victims. For instance, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy uses various secondary management strategies to improve an individual’s response. Such response involves training and education to assist victims on trauma management symptoms such as stress. Other secondary activities include mediation, physical activities, good nutrition, assertiveness training, and diversity programs. The primary prevention methods to trauma involve proactive actions meant to prevent illness by reducing exposure to stress.
The other strategy is emerging interventions that use tertiary activities to help people who are already affected. The tertiary intervention aims to improve quality of life by reducing disability and delayed complications due to trauma. Tertiary measures involve measure that includes treatment, conducting physical exercise as directed by the caregiver, and provision of a safe environment to improve the victims’ quality of life. Besides, victims can be allowed to have support groups that allow members to share well-being strategies.