It is important to remember that health professionals themselves can find treating torture survivors stressful. Health professionals need to realise the emotional demands of treating torture survivors and that they should look for support if necessary. Managers should take care that staff who deal with the victims of torture are supported and prepared for the particular demands of the work.
Professional networks that can help include:
The developing understanding and awareness of refugee experiences area of this website gives more information about subscribing to health care professionals’ networks.
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