Millions of adults suffer lasting impacts from childhood trauma, but the healthcare system will fail them without a revolution, urge Dr. Robert Maunder and Dr. Jonathan Hunter. They showcase Maunder’s (aka “Bob”) 20-years of experience treating “Isaac” — a patient who experienced extreme childhood adversity. Maunder and Hunter argue that Isaac’s all-too-common experiences of childhood abuse and his struggles to access care exemplify a healthcare system that must learn to address trauma-informed relationships.
About the Authors
Robert Maunder, MD teaches at the University of Toronto and serves as the head of research in Mount Sinai Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry. Jonathan Hunter, MD is head of the University’s Department of Psychiatry Consultation and Liaison Division.
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2 years agoBrilliant! Reading this book summary has helped to address some of my questions regarding the treatments of childhood related trauma in healthcare today. Thank you
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