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Understanding Secondary Traumatic Stress

Badger, James M. MSN, RN, CS

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: July 2001 - Volume 101 - Issue 7 - p 26-32
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Military combat is not the only trigger of posttraumatic stress. To the nurse, a burn unit, emergency department, or neonatal intensive care unit can be a ‘war zone.’ Learn how to handle the extraordinary, as well as the ordinary, stresses of nursing.

James M. Badger is a clinical nurse specialist in the Departments of Nursing and Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.