Exposure to Human Tragedy, Empathy, and Trauma in Ambulance Paramedics

Emergency workers are exposed to events involving human pain and suffering on a daily basis. They work to rescue individuals trapped in crashed vehicles, they extricate people from fires, they collect the remains of suicide victims, they care for victims of assault. Although for the most part emergency workers are equipped to deal with these events, on occasion one particular event will have a lasting impact.

Research Paper, 2002

Mental Health and Mental Illness in Paramedic Practice

A warrant for research and inquiry into accounts of paramedic clinical judgement and decision-making.

Research Paper, 2004

The Well-Being of the Paramedic

Overviews and talking points for paramedics.


EMS Family Strategies

Strategies to manage challenges for emergency medical services families.


PTSD Awareness for Paramedics

Critical information for paramedics and their families about how to identify early signs of post traumatic stress disorder.

Fact Sheet

Making the Strong Stronger

An investigation into how the Toronto paramedic services address staff operational stress injuries.

Research Peper, Noverber 2015

Identifying, Describing, and Expressing Emotions After Critical Incidents in Paramedics

A brief report on post care for paramedics following critical incidents.

Research Paper, February 2011

Attachment Insecurity

Responses to critical incident distress, and current emotional symptoms in ambulance workers.

Research Paper

Downtime after Critical Incidents in Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics

Research Article, 2014

Exposure to Human Tragedy, Empathy, and Trauma in Ambulance Paramedics

A critical study on the effects of repeated exposure to human pain and suffering on a daily basis.

Research Paper, 2002

Building Resilience at NSW Ambulance


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