With as many as 30 bank robberies occurring in Washington state every month, the psychological effects on tellers can be devastating. To help them cope, the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress (HCSATS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began the Bank Personnel Group in early 1999, the first program of its kind in the nation.
For decades, motor vehicle safety standards have been based on the results of tests with crash dummies. Now research being conducted at Harborview Medical Center that involves real crash victims may help to save lives and reduce injury.
Routine counseling in trauma centers for those injured due to alcohol abuse can significantly reduce further excessive drinking and prevent future injuries, according to a study at Harborview Medical Center, published in the November issue of Annals of Surgery.
The University of Washington (UW) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cooperative Research Center, based at Harborview Medical Center, has received funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to examine familial predisposition to the illness.
Hearing that a loved one has died after trauma could be the most emotionally devastating news one might ever hear. How this news is delivered has an immense impact on how people will later reflect on those initial moments of loss.
A multi-center study to help prevent acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and pneumonia among trauma patients began Sept. 1 to test the efficacy of a naturally occurring protein
Can vitamin supplements help critically ill patients recover from their injuries? A collaborative study by Harborview surgeons and dietitians is evaluating the efficacy of anti-oxidant vitamin supplementation in intensive care unit (ICU) patients at Harborview.
Manipulating gene expression levels in rats’ brains can help to understand the causes of clinical depression, according to psychiatric research at Harborview Medical Center.
New clinical research on teenagers with AIDS not only examines how quickly their immune systems recover with combination therapy, but also gives many of them the opportunity to obtain the latest treatment.
Dying patients all have different wishes about end-of-life care ? some fear they will lose control of their lives and that the dying process will be prolonged through technological measures, while others worry that they may lack access to such treatments.