Nurses need time and tools to process death and trauma encountered during the care they provide. No one should have to drive home in a puddle of tears or keep stuffing their emotions down.
Nurses need to acknowledge the precious lives they touch. They need time to honor that life before plunging into the next room and pasting on a smile, pretending it did not touch their soul.
Download this guide for steps to take after a loss of life to help process the trauma experienced as part of nursing care.
Nurses Guide: Dealing with the Trauma & Sadness After a Patient Dies
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After 15 years as a hospital executive and 27 years as a nurse, Karrie has witnessed the toll stress takes on the health of an individual as well as an organization. Her mission now is to help busy professionals, especially nurses, overcome stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout. Karrie’s goal, along with her business partner Dr. Barbara von Mettenheim, is for nobody to ever get to the point of saying, “I’m DONE! I can’t do this anymore!” like she did.
Karrie is a Registered Nurse, Certified Yoga Nidra Teacher, and Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach™. She has successfully healed her own job related PTSD with yoga nidra and holistic health and is passionate about sharing the gifts of stress reduction with others.