Nurses and PTSD

Being a nurse in any healthcare setting today is full of daily challenges, stress and sometimes occupational burnout. What is much worse, is when nurses experience a traumatic event and then develop post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Some nurses may present behaviors including irritability, tearfulness at work, detachment, and some type of personality change. While it may not have been a focus of prevention in the past, post-traumatic stress disorder among nurses is gaining more attention and is now considered a serious mental health problem that demands more research and awareness.

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