Toxic stress: What can health care educators do about it?

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    Abstract

    Toxic stress is a dysregulated response to frightening and threatening events. It is one of the plausibly powerful factors that depresses the health of disadvantaged children, contributing to health inequalities.
    Some frightening or threatening events that put a child at risk of a toxic stress response include abuse, neglect, having a parent incarcerated, homelessness, or witnessing violence. Children who are exposed to frightening or threatening events are more likely to suffer from a range of health morbidities, compared to
    otherwise similar children. These morbidities include viral infections, eczema, obesity, acute respiratory infections, and ear infections. Low income and non-white children are more likely to be exposed to such events. Health care environments can unintentionally exacerbate children’s risk for toxic stress.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages299
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2020
    EventAustralian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators, ANZAHPE 2020 Vision for Learning Cultures Conference (Conference Cancelled). - Pullman Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 12 Jul 202015 Jul 2020
    https://www.anzahpe.org/2020-Conference

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators, ANZAHPE 2020 Vision for Learning Cultures Conference (Conference Cancelled).
    Abbreviated titleANZAHPE 2020
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period12/07/2015/07/20
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • stress
    • mental health
    • Health effects
    • health care educators

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