Creating a Comprehensive Trauma Center

Choices and Challenges

  • Mary Beth Williams
  • Lasse A. Nurmi

Part of the The Plenum Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Mary Beth Williams, Lasse A. Nurmi
    Pages 1-23
  3. Mary Beth Williams, Lasse A. Nurmi
    Pages 25-39
  4. Mary Beth Williams, Lasse A. Nurmi
    Pages 41-80
  5. Mary Beth Williams, Lasse A. Nurmi
    Pages 81-102
  6. Mary Beth Williams, Lasse A. Nurmi
    Pages 103-126
  7. Mary Beth Williams, Lasse A. Nurmi
    Pages 127-152
  8. Mary Beth Williams, Lasse A. Nurmi
    Pages 153-162
  9. Mary Beth Williams, Lasse A. Nurmi
    Pages 163-191
  10. Mary Beth Williams, Lasse A. Nurmi
    Pages 193-204
  11. Mary Beth Williams, Lasse A. Nurmi
    Pages 205-250
  12. Mary Beth Williams, Lasse A. Nurmi
    Pages 251-286
  13. Mary Beth Williams, Lasse A. Nurmi
    Pages 287-299
  14. Mary Beth Williams, Lasse A. Nurmi
    Pages 301-308
  15. Mary Beth Williams, Lasse A. Nurmi
    Pages 309-316
  16. Mary Beth Williams, Lasse A. Nurmi
    Pages 317-370
  17. Mary Beth Williams, Lasse A. Nurmi
    Pages 371-380
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 381-443

About this book

Introduction

Early Thoughts on Creating Comprehensive Trauma Centers This volume has been many years in writing. When Dr. Donald Meichenbaum first suggested it and I approached my coauthor Lasse Nurmi, it did not seem to be as formidable a task as it has become. Interviewing the centers in this book has taken years-to get responses, to summarize those responses, and to return the summaries for further comment. Many centers have been created in that time; others have suspended operation. This volume does not claim to present even a majority of those centers. However, the ones contained herein are representative of "what is out there. " The idea to create a comprehensive trauma center is not new. The initial section of this forward examines thoughts I proposed as part of my compre­ hensive examination for my doctorate. Many of the ideas proposed then (1989) seem to fit now. It is my dream to put them into practice someday in the future. THE COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION QUESTION In 1989, one question on the written comprehensive examination ques­ tions for my doctorate was, "If you were to create a comprehensive trauma center in your suburban area, making use of what you have learned in your [doctoral] experience, describe the organization of that center, the mission, structure, personnel, funding, objectives, and services it would offer. " Some of the conclusions reached then now seem applicable to the task at hand: design­ ing comprehensive trauma centers (CTCs) for the 21st century.

Keywords

Holocaust USA children environment hospital organization organizational theory organizations service state trauma

Authors and affiliations

  • Mary Beth Williams
    • 1
  • Lasse A. Nurmi
    • 2
  1. 1.Trauma Recovery Education and Counseling CenterWarrentonUSA
  2. 2.Police College of FinlandEspooFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-3300-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3335-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-3300-6
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