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The psychological experience of a fitness-for-duty evaluee: A case study

26 July 2013


In this case study, a police officer’s psychological experience of two fitness-for-duty evaluations (FFDEs) following a critical incident was examined. The participant was a White, middle-aged male who was a former police officer; during interview, he spoke about his experience of a critical incident that took place and the FFDEs that followed the traumatic event. Three themes were identified: ambivalence, confusion about the nature of the FFDE, and distrust and defensiveness. More research is needed to determine whether these themes are generalizable to other FFD officer-evaluees.


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