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Emergency nurse's trigger point shows mental health as important as physical health

We must support each other in coping with the accumulation of stressful events, which can penetrate a nurse’s professional armour, says Nick Castle

We must support each other in coping with the accumulation of stressful events, which can penetrate a nurse’s professional armour, says Nick Castle.

A nurse who provided emergency care in the aftermath of the Shoreham air crash has written a powerful article about the personal challenges he experienced in the days, weeks and months afterwards.

Anthony Kemp describes in the article, Reflections on personal psychological resilience arising from the Shoreham air crash in 2015 , the distress that those exposed to such events endure before they are able to return to a healthy psychological state.

He provides some powerful insights into the at times overwhelming burden caused by the stress he experienced.

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