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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Nurses

Written by Julia Tortorice
Photo by: COD Newsroom (Flickr)

Photo by: COD Newsroom (Flickr)

Learn to recognize the signs of PTSD so you can get help if you need it.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Nurses

We became, or want to become, nurses because we want to care for other people. Our career goal, and the joy that comes with it, is helping an ill person regain their health. Unfortunately, even the best care does not always bring about the desired results, and we lose patients. If you have become attached to that patient, which we all do because we care, the loss can be even more traumatic. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is on the rise in the health care professions, and nurses are particularly prone to this debilitating condition.


How Medicine Can Make You Sick

Written by Julia Tortorice
Photo by: makelessnoise (Flickr)

Photo by: makelessnoise (Flickr)

No matter who does the prescribing, dosing, and administering, make sure you know all there is to know about the medicines you are taking!

How Medicine Can Make You Sick

You think of getting better when you think of medicine; you don't think that medicine can actually make you sick. When your healthcare professional prescribes medication for you, the intent is to cure whatever ailment the medicine is formulated to treat. The problem is medication isn't always the best medicine. In rare cases, medication can cause additional illness or even death. Therefore, it is extremely important to keep the lines of communication open between your doctor, your pharmacist, and yourself to ensure everyone understands how your medication affects you.


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