To investigate the state of knowledge on the relationship between physical trauma and mental health in patients admitted to hospital with traumatic physical injury. Background: Adults who sustain traumatic physical injury can experience a range of mental health problems related to the injury and subsequent changes in physical health and function. However early screening and identification of mental health problems after traumatic physical injury is inconsistent and not routine during the hospital admission process for the physically injured patient.
Wiseman, T., FOSTER, K., & Curtis, K. (2013). Mental health following traumatic physical injury: An integrative literature review. Injury, 44(11), 1383-1390. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2012.02.015