Vicarious/secondary trauma is one of those issues we sometimes give lip service to, but generally do a lousy job of actually addressing in forensic nursing. But for those of you looking into the eyes of team members and seeing burn out staring back at you, perhaps now is a good time to start exploring (or exploring further) the issue of secondary trauma.
Over at the forensic healthcare blog, one of the most-popular topics is secondary trauma, so I know a lot of people are struggling with the issue. And while I will continue to post new information on the subject on this site, for now, let me point you to a couple interactive tutorials here and here. And if you're seeing kids, as well, this one might be of particular interest.
Familiar with one (or all) of these? Please let us know what you thought in the comments sections below!
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