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Research Medical Trauma Research Study - Participants required for an online interview relating to trauma from a medical condition, illness or event

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Dominique R-Hendren

You are invited to participate in a research study that will explore the impact of medical trauma on people’s lives. The study is being conducted by Dominique Robert-Hendren PhD Candidate, from the School of Psychology, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences at Charles Sturt University (Australia).

Before you decide to participate in this study, it is important for you to understand the reason for this research and what this research will involve. Please take the time to
read the following information carefully and discuss it with others if you wish.

The study is being supervised by the research academics mentioned above from the School of Psychology at Charles Sturt University.

What is the purpose of this study?
This research aims to explore the personal experience and ‘sense making’ of a traumatic medical event that is ongoing over a period of time without a definitive end point to the traumatic experience. There is evidence that trauma can have a lasting adverse effect on the individual and may impact an individual’s mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

The information gathered through this research will provide researchers and clinicians with an enhanced understanding of medical trauma within the context of an ongoing medical condition. This information will also contribute towards developing trauma-responsive guidelines for health care professionals to use when working with people experiencing an ongoing traumatic medical condition.

To be eligible for this research study, you are required to:
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Have or are experiencing prolonged traumatic symptoms brought on by a medical condition/illness
  • You engage with/or have access to a health professional for ongoing emotional support if required.

What does this study involve?
If you agree to participate, you will be offered an online interview and asked to answer some questions. The questions will include demographic information such as your age, gender, relationship status, educational level, and employment status. Taking part in this study requires your consent for me to audio/record the interview. The interview session will take between 60 to 90 minutes.

Some examples of the questions that may be explored in the interview include questions about the ongoing nature of the trauma brought on by a medical condition and your interpretation of that traumatic experience. Other questions may include your experience of how medical staff, your family and other caregivers responded around you, and the impact you believe this traumatic event has on your life currently and moving forward.

For more information, please see the attached document. Thank you.
Medical Trauma Research Study - Participants.pdf
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