Industry Expertise (3)
Health Care - Providers
Health and Wellness
Areas of Expertise (3)
Nurses and Compassion Fatigue
"The Comfort Garden: Tales from the Trauma Unit" a personal narrative of my work on the surgical/trauma unit at San Francisco General Hospital. The major theme is compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma.
Boston University: MS, Adult Psychiatric Nursing-Psych Consultation-Liaison 1982
Boston University: RN/MS, Psychiatric Nursing/Consultation-Liaison Nursing 1982
Event Appearances (4)
Avoiding Self-Care is Not an Option UCSF: Pat Patterson Memorial Lecture
CALCEP-California Conference of Emergency Medical Physicians Newport Beach, CA
California Nurse Alliance Sacramento, CA
Los Angeles Society of Clinical Psychologists Los Angeles, CA
Sample Talks (2)
Avoiding Self-Care is Not an Option
People who bear witness to other people's pain and suffering need support to do the work they do. They also need to take good care of themselves.
What Nurses Should Know about PTSD
Many of our patients have survived childhood trauma. The experience of hospitalization often recalls circumstances of earlier abuse: immobility, vulnerability, fear, powerlessness. Knowing this, nurses can take steps to provide trauma-informed care.
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