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What hurts worse, trauma or workplace insensitivity?

Gabrielle Lis

For ambulance workers, mental health issues result not just from exposure to traumatic events, but from more mundane workplace stressors including the way managers respond to their distress.

Earlier this year we shared an article by Canadian men’s health expert Don McCreary, implicating non-traumatic stressors such as workload in the development of mental ill-health amongst public safety personnel. Now research from South Australia has shown that, for ambulance workers, mental health issues result not just from exposure to traumatic events such as attending a suicide or death of a child, but from the way managers and peers resp...

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