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Trauma and the workplace

Health care workers face more mental health problems than workers in other industries because of the stressful and often traumatic nature of their jobs. Learn about the impact of trauma in a health care setting and how to build a culture of support.

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Working in spaces that ignore or minimize the effects of trauma in a health care setting can have a devastating impact on employees, and may even jeopardize patient safety. Because of this, taking the time to create a trauma-informed workplace can be one of the most impactful things you do for your organization.

In this guide:

  • Learn more about trauma and its potential impact to health care workers
  • Understand the key elements of a trauma-informed workplace
  • Discover strategies leaders can use to provide support

Warning: This content contains references to suicide and traumatic events.