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Murder at the Dinner Table: Family Narratives of Forensic Professionals

Regehr, Kaitlyn, Regehr, Cheryl, Glancy, Graham (2019) Murder at the Dinner Table: Family Narratives of Forensic Professionals. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 24 (1). pp. 31-49. ISSN 1532-5024. (doi:10.1080/15325024.2018.1507108)

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Abstract

Stemming from work on emergency professionals directly affected by trauma exposure, attention has turned to the impact of work-related trauma on their families, including media and public scrutiny, trauma contagion, marital discord, and overprotective parenting. More recently, colleagues in forensic mental health are speaking anecdotally not only about the personal impact of exposure to violence, but also the impact on their families. This study uses a narrative approach to elicit stories from adult children of forensic psychiatrists to explore the extent of exposure to disturbing material, the impact of exposure, and mechanisms employed by parents to mitigate risk and exposure.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/15325024.2018.1507108
Uncontrolled keywords: Trauma contagion, forensic professionals, personal narrative, media, vicarious trauma
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Kaitlyn Regehr
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2019 17:48 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/78670 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Regehr, Kaitlyn: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2285-5256
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