Secondary traumatic stress in the emergency department.

  title={Secondary traumatic stress in the emergency department.},
  author={Lindy E Morrison and Jane P Joy},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={72 11},
AIM To investigate the prevalence of secondary traumatic stress among Emergency nurses in the West of Scotland and explore their experiences of this. BACKGROUND Unexpected death, trauma and violence are regular occurrences that contribute to the stressful environment nurses working in the Emergency department experience. A potential consequence of repeated exposure to such stressors can be referred to as secondary traumatic stress. DESIGN Triangulation of methods of data collection, using… CONTINUE READING
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