Enhancing care for patients with a history of trauma

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 63, No. 3, April 2021, Page 127 College Library

A list of books and articles about trauma-informed care, available through the College Library, is provided online at www.cpsbc.ca/files/pdf/Library-Trauma-Informed-Care-Resources.pdf. The books and articles were selected with particular focus on those providing practical recommendations to optimize care for patients who have experienced a traumatic event.

People who have experienced traumatic events may find the health care environment particularly challenging, but they are also at greater risk of having health problems.[1] These resources can assist with the multiple challenges of initiating communication, building trust, and addressing individual needs.[2,3]

Electronic resources are listed first. Physical books are available for loan and are delivered via Canada Post with free return postage included.

If you would like a list of articles on a specific aspect of trauma-informed care, such as its implementation in a particular setting, or specific to a particular type of trauma, request a literature search via this online form: www.cpsbc.ca/literature-search-requests.
—Niki Baumann


This article is the opinion of the Library of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and has not been peer reviewed by the BCMJ Editorial Board.


1.    Porcerelli JH, Jones JR, Klamo R, Heeney R. Childhood abuse in adults in primary care: Empirical findings and clinical implications. Int J Psychiatry Med 2017;52:265-276.

2.    Gerber M, ed. Trauma-informed healthcare approaches: A guide for primary care. Cham (CH): Springer, 2019.

3.    Raja S, Hasnain M, Hoersch M, et al. Trauma informed care in medicine: Current knowledge and future research directions. Fam Community Health 2015;38:216-226.

Niki Baumann. Enhancing care for patients with a history of trauma. BCMJ, Vol. 63, No. 3, April, 2021, Page(s) 127 - College Library.

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