Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing launches position paper on Trauma Informed Practice

The IIMHN have launched a position paper on Trauma Informed Practice at the IIMHN Annual Conference on 18th/19th May 2017 “Collaborative Relationships-Challenges/Opportunities for Mental Health Nursing”, which identifies core internationally accepted principles by which nurses can easily, within their scope of practice and organisational responsibilities engage in trauma informed practice:
‘In light of contemporary evidence we can expect that the majority of people using mental health services do so in part because of unresolved trauma. Therefore it is incumbent upon mental health nurses to take a ‘Trauma Informed Practice’ approach to their interactions with service users’.

IIMHN Position Paper Trauma