Coping with trauma and when to seek help
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Coping with trauma and when to seek help

Ana Waddington Trauma nurse coordinator and paediatric critical care outreach nurse

An RCN Nurse of the Year describes how work pressures combined with a traumatic event led to her experiencing PTSD – and how she learned to prioritise her well-being

In April this year, I was in a bad place emotionally. I was working as a paediatric NHS nurse and felt extremely anxious and unable to cope. I was having nightmares and also experiencing what I now know are flashbacks.

Nursing Standard. 37, 11, 39-40. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.11.39.s18

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