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Trauma stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, creates a fight-or-flight response through the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, release of cortisol.1 Repeated stress leads to dysregulation of this response, which can lead to altered stress susceptibility and the inability to cope with stress.2 A trauma-informed approach encourages the provision of care to be based on knowledge and understanding of trauma and its widespread implications on patients lives.3
- Rather than asking "what is wrong with you," trauma-informed care encourages providers to ask "what happened to you?"5
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Medicine and Health Sciences | Trauma
Furcolo, Karyn; Patel, Raya; Petrov, Mihail; and Rowland, Leslie, "Trauma-Informed Care PA-S Pilot Program Evaluation" (2023). Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Capstone Presentations (Center City). 14.