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Awareness of secondary traumatic stress in emergency nursing
This article explores secondary traumatic stress (STS) and the emotional challenges that emergency nurses face when dealing with traumatised patients. The few studies on STS have shown a higher occurrence of STS symptoms in emergency nurses but provide limited evidence on how personal experiences may contribute to STS. Risk factors identified include repeated exposure to trauma; morbidity and mortality; personal trauma; chronic stressors; workload and emergency department pressures. STS candoi:10.7748/en.2019.e1957 pmid:31475501 fatcat:wztazaek3zbapd6jx4wn6mo4oa