At the other extreme, we have had dealings with companieswho are so enlightened that they are even prepared to provide professionalcounselling for staff who experience trauma outside working hours. We also feel that it is worth reiterating that a great dealof training and experience is required to successfully carry out psychologicaldebriefings, assessments and trauma counselling. Trauma programmes vital We were puzzled to note that the Sainsbury’s trauma careprogramme had little to say for the period between seven days and the two tothree months follow-up. LettersOn 1 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today I would be interested to hear from anyone who has hadexperience with this type of OH situation, particularly if they haveprocedures, protocols, policies or advisory notes in place with regard to therestrictions placed on the patient, how to reassure others in the work group,contact with their treatment centre regarding side effects on work suitability,support offered to the family and so on. Dr E Roman PhDChief executive, Trauma Support Centre, Kent It was so reassuring to read of the commendable efforts andprogress that Sainsbury’s has made with regard to their trauma programme (OH,May). Carolyn SlessorAberdeenshire This month’s letters Previous Article Next Article I intend to write my research dissertation on the patientsin the workplace who are undergoing cancer treatment. For example, chemotherapyand radiotherapy and the reaction of their work colleagues. Our organisation is presently in the process of putting asimilar model in place for a national company. However, we continue to behorrified by the absence, within many organisations of any trauma contingencyplans. Related posts:No related photos. Cancer care research call Comments are closed. I am currently working in occupational health andundertaking a BA in community nursing by distance learning.