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vicarious trauma

  1. Vicarious trauma: a young nurse shares her experience

    28 January 2016

    Having worked as a junior nurse in oncology and been present at many hospital deaths, Christine Hammond felt well-equipped to deliver palliative care in the community. Within two years she was burnt out, struggling with vicarious trauma. She encourages other health professionals to stay in tune with their emotions and seek support when they need it.


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