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Cognitive appraisals, objectivity and coping in ambulance workers: A pilot study

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Objectives: Ambulance workers are regularly exposed to call-outs, which are potentially psychologically traumatic. The ability to remain objective and make adaptive appraisals during call-outs may be beneficial to this at-risk population. This pilot study investigated the links between cognitive appraisals, objectivity and coping in ambulance workers. Methods: Forty-five ambulance workers from the London Ambulance Service, UK, were studied. Trauma exposure, post-traumatic stress disorder and ...

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Publisher copy:
10.1136/emermed-2011-200511

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Shepherd, L More by this author
Journal:
Emergency Medicine Journal
Volume:
31
Issue:
1
Pages:
41-44
Publication date:
2013-01-10
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EISSN:
1472-0213
ISSN:
1472-0205
URN:
uuid:7ce6d515-3000-4098-9ff5-ece0cde16052
Source identifiers:
378991
Local pid:
pubs:378991

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