“The Pause”: Post-Traumatic Chaplain-Led Debriefing

The slides for this webinar are available here.

A team of chaplains at Indiana University Health recently completed a two-year study about a chaplain-led “pause” – 10-minute compact “defusings” / debriefings for care teams following code blue resuscitation events at an adult Level 1 trauma center. The team gathered survey and interview data prior to implementing the debriefs about the care team’s experiences of these difficult events, and then piloted a clinically responsive intervention.

Here the research team discusses preliminary findings and what other chaplains need to know about implementing post-traumatic debriefings for care staff. We’re joined by:

  • Shelley Varner Perez, Research Chaplain and Senior Program Manager, IU Health
  • Ann Cottingham, Health Services Researcher and Director of Research in Health Professions Education and Practice at IU School of Medicine
  • Kelly Mathis, Staff Chaplain, IU Health
  • Greg Morse, Staff Chaplain, IU Health

Transforming Chaplaincy logoWe are grateful for the support of Transforming Chaplaincy and IU Health for this webinar.