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Side Effects: A Nurse's Journey Through Secondary Traumatic Stress

Side Effects: A Nurse's Journey Through Secondary Traumatic Stress

by D.B. Wright

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Side Effects is a memoir of a nurse's journey through Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) toward a renewed sense of physical, mental and spiritual well being. It provides an insider perspective on how STS can accumulate over time affecting both professional and personal aspects of a person's life. Similar in many ways to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), STS can leave sufferers emotionally withdrawn, depressed, angry and feeling hopeless. This loss of quality of life not only affects the individual, but their families and friends as well.

Secondary Traumatic Stress is a potential outcome for anyone witnessing and/or treating the trauma or suffering of others. Professionals such as nurses, doctors, first responders (police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics) as well as lawyers, child welfare workers, correctional officers and informal caregivers are all at risk. But STS does not need to be a life sentence. Overcoming traumatic stress is possible and can even be transformational as this heartwarming and sometimes humorous story about hope and healing suggests.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940157107901
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 10/26/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 228
File size: 613 KB

About the Author

Dorothy Wright earned an RN diploma from Centennial College in Scarborough, Ontario and a BScN from the University Ottawa. She nursed for twenty-two years in a variety of positions in large urban hospitals, smaller rural hospitals and within the community, in southern Ontario and Manitoba. Her articles and stories have been published in RN Journal, Cup of Comfort for Nurses, Fifty Plus and Cottage. She lives with her family in Springfield, Manitoba.

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