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A supportive network may prevent PTSD for A&E nurses

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Having a supportive social network and being able to talk things over with colleagues are important for helping prevent post-traumatic stress disorder in accident and emergency nurses, according to Canadian researchers.

They interviewed 12 A&E nurses about their exposure to traumatic events over a six month period.

The researchers said “psycho-education and emergency room simulations” were also important means of support.

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  • It is sad that PTSd is the term used to cover virtually all such workplace stress these days. One of the prime factors in the DSM IV criteria is that the sufferer believed their life to be in danger. This is not a facet for most of those claiming PTSD. Is this because folk are looking for compensation?

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