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Written disclosure: a way of coping with traumatic stress

02 June 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Verbal debriefing after a traumatic incident may interrupt the natural adaptive processes that help people to deal with such incidents. This article examines the...

Post-traumatic stress disorder

16 February 2000

Nursing Standard

CPD

Post traumatic stress disorder affects up to 1 per cent of the population, yet there are few specially trained nurses who are able to offer appropriate care and...

Importance of debriefing following critical incidents

01 March 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Working in emergency departments (EDs) is inherently stressful, and stress caused by events such as witnessed death, elder or child abuse, and aggression and...

Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR)

01 April 2006

Mental Health Practice

CPD

Aims and intended learning outcomes This article discusses one of the trauma-focused psychological therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that was...

Nursing care following trauma: a cognitive behavioural approach

01 November 2003

Mental Health Practice

General

Psychological distress is common following trauma. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has a community prevalence of between 0.4 per cent and 2 per cent (Davidson...

Support for staff following the suicide of a patient

01 June 2007

Mental Health Practice

General

The National Service Framework (NSF) for Mental Health (Department of Health (DH) 1999) dedicates one of its seven standards to preventing suicide. As well as...

Witnessing violence to staff: a study of nurses’ experiences

18 December 1996

Nursing Standard

Mental health nursing

The healthcare environment has become a more violent place to work. Staff are increasingly prone to physical and verbal attack by patients (Turnbull 1993) and the...

Post-traumatic stress disorder in asylum seekers

14 January 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & science

Asylum seekers can present with a wide range of psychological problems caused by traumatic experiences in the country they have fled. They may also experience...

Retained organs: supporting grieving relatives

01 November 2003

Paediatric Nursing

Ethics & Law

Throughout the year 2000, public attention was focused on the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital (Alder Hey) and the fact that organs and tissue are commonly...

Retained organs: supporting grieving relatives

01 November 2003

Paediatric Nursing

Ethics

Throughout the year 2000, public attention was focused on the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital (Alder Hey) and the fact that organs and tissue are commonly...