The Call – a tribute to Emergency Nursing – Happy Emergency Nurses Week!
Vicarious trauma, burnout and moral distress define the symptoms experienced by those of us called to help people in need. The definitions are easy; the cure is elusive.
I’ve experienced perfect storms of moral distress and know, given the right circumstances, suicide may look like the only escape for a nurse. It Is Not!
Sometimes evil is mere words. Sometimes evil is a gesture. At its worst, evil looks like tonight.
I get what I’m asking for – a frustrated and angry patient.
Help me Lord! Just got the news I’m the the designated expert precepting a “baby” nurse. She’s part of our new-to-practice nurse program – Gateway To Emergency Nursing; little does she realize she stands at the threshold of the highway to hell! Her name is Arriddea which I destroy on my first attempt. She timidly corrects…… Continue reading Books and their Covers
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