‘The memories were so bad I wanted to walk out’
Chris Buswell Full-time novelist and former nurse, Queen Alexandra Royal Army Nursing Corps
A former army nurse reveals how a holiday charity helped him to cope with grief and work-related trauma
Military nurses, care assistants, medics, doctors and other healthcare professionals are witnesses to a high degree of trauma. We not only see battlefields, peacetime training, traumatic injuries and death, but we have to help the wounded and provide care from the point of contact through to the next level of triage and treatment or aftercare.
Mental Health Practice. 21, 9, 14-14. doi: 10.7748/mhp.21.9.14.s11