British and Australian journalists' experiences of war trauma

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Te'o, Rebecca. 2012. "British and Australian journalists' experiences of war trauma." Harmes, Marcus K., Henderson, Lindsay, Harmes, Barbara and Antonio, Amy (ed.) The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture (2012). Toowoomba, Australia 02 - 05 Jul 2012 Toowoomba, Australia.
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British and Australian journalists' experiences of war trauma

Presentation TypePaper
Authors
AuthorTe'o, Rebecca
EditorsHarmes, Marcus K., Henderson, Lindsay, Harmes, Barbara and Antonio, Amy
Journal or Proceedings TitleThe British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture: Refereed Proceedings
ERA Conference ID80566
Number of Pages14
Year2012
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
ISBN9780987408204
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.usq.edu.au/oac/Research/bwc
Conference/EventThe British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture (2012)
Event Details
The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture (2012)
The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture: Conference
Event Date
02 to end of 05 Jul 2012
Event Location
Toowoomba, Australia
Abstract

The 'myth of the hard-bitten journalist' presupposes that news reporters can adequately cope with trauma in conflict or confronting situations. Many journalists, particularly news reporters, are at some time in their career – often frequently so – called to deal with disturbing scenes of violence, death and suffering. At times, these situations can also involve risk to their personal safety. Journalists can therefore have misguided notions that may prevent them from acknowledging symptoms of PTSD, which they are often unconsciously suffering.

Keywordsmental health; war zones; journalists; post-traumatic stress disorder
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520406. Sensory processes, perception and performance
360299. Creative and professional writing not elsewhere classified
420313. Mental health services
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Chapter 17. © The Contributors and Editors.

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Humanities and Communication
Faculty of Arts
Open Access College
Australian Digital Futures Institute
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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