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Caring for trauma victims: the emotional impact.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2223315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The potential for significant emotional trauma exists for nurses working with trauma victims and their families. There is very little in the nursing literature that addresses the wide range of normal feelings that nurses may experience during or following the care of trauma victims. There is also a scarcity of articles identifying strategies that nurses may employ to assist them through these significant incidents. This article describes the range of feelings that nurses may experience in the course of delivering care and relates these feelings to the traumatic event. Potential aggravating factors are discussed, and strategies are provided that nurses can use to survive the psychologic impact of these incidents and to achieve a higher level of emotional functioning.
B S Hogan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AACN clinical issues in critical care nursing     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1046-7467     ISO Abbreviation:  AACN Clin Issues Crit Care Nurs     Publication Date:  1990 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-26     Completed Date:  1990-12-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9009969     Medline TA:  AACN Clin Issues Crit Care Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  495-504     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Critical Care
Multiple Trauma / nursing*
Nursing Staff, Hospital / psychology*
Stress, Psychological / diagnosis,  etiology,  psychology*

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