Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Do nurses receive compassion and support following injury?

Karen Daley, PhD, RN, FAAN and President of the ANA wrote a recent article called "A perspective on trauma".

Dr. Daley talked about how it has become increasingly common to hear of incidents where nurses have been harmed or injured on the job.

She states that "nurses who experience trauma at work must be treated with compassion and respect and receive the support and care that providers would extend to any trauma patient....we deserve no less."  

Are nurses treated like other trauma patients?


Daley, K. (2011). A perspective on trauma. American Nurse Today, 6 (3), 20.