trauma

Angels don’t always have wings

Angels are generally thought of as having wings and appear quietly, but on October 1, 2017, hundreds of angels descended on Las Vegas wearing scrubs amidst noisy chaos.…

Children and post-traumatic stress disorder

Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Takeaways: Any child exposed to a traumatic event can experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Children’s symptoms can be very different from those…
forensic nursing overview of a growing profession

Forensic nursing: Overview of a growing profession

Combine your nursing skills with forensic science to help victims of violence and trauma Takeaways: Forensic nursing is a specialized nursing field focused on providing nursing care to…

From trauma to post traumatic growth

My 94-year old grandfather told me a story of a mentor from his church. She was a nurse during the 1918 influenza pandemic that infected nearly 500 million…

Processing trauma: 5 suggestions

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today How can nurses and other healthcare professionals support their patients in the aftermath of a national tragedy? An individual might…

Recovery lessons from the Sandy Hook trauma

Children are people with small hearts and big emotions that often come from the people around them, particularly family members. As a pediatric nurse and mother of two…

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