Public health researchers and clinicians regularly work with people who have suffered physical and mental trauma. Knowing how to conduct a study or treat a patient while navigating deep emotional issues requires special skills and overall awareness of how trauma can impact the process and outcomes of participating in research and/or receiving health care.
This book presents a diverse array of case examples from scholars of health-related topics, focusing on biographical narrative as a window into understanding key needs in trauma informed scholarship and medicine. Exploring stories from people of varied backgrounds, experiences, and contexts can help professionals within and beyond the academic research and clinical care spheres create rewarding experiences for patients.
Negotiating the Emotional Challenges of Conducting Deeply Personal Research in Health will be of interest to public health practitioners, educators and researchers as well as students.
Part 1: Rewriting the Life Course 1. Death Check: Doing Life and Research with Chronic Autoimmune Disease 2. Not Quite One of You: Testimony of a Wayward ‘Survivor’ Sociologist 3. The Day that Changed My Life: Reflections on Becoming a Caregiver Part 2. Revising Institutional Logics 4. No Trespassing: A Cop Navigating Personal, Organizational, and Community Well Being in Academia 5. Reflections on Rehab: Navigating the Disparate System of Substance Abuse Treatment 6. From Person to Patient and Back Again 7. Finding My Place in Sociology: Questioning Societal Standards Part Three: Rejecting Stigmatization 8. Going ‘There’ and Being ‘There’: Researching and Writing about Discreditable Identity, Stigma, and Peer Suicide Loss 9. Neither Queer Nor There: Becoming a Raging Lesbian Scholar 10. But How Does That Make You Feel: Racism and Emotion Management 11. Navigating Genderqueer Existence Within and Beyond the Academy Part Four: Redirecting Trauma 12. Trauma, Tears, and Transformation: Living and Working after Surviving a Tornado 13. I See Monsters: The Role of Rape in My Personal, Professional, and Political Life 14. The Beaten Black Queer Activist: On the Trauma of Grad School