Debrief or Die...Slowly
How do you debrief from all the crazy stuff you see everyday at work? Do you just keep it bottled up inside? Have you been in the game so long that you've been desensitized? Do you have a support group? Hang out with other nurses? Head straight to the bar? Chat with a spouse? Or just unload unpredictably to someone you love? Finding ways to deal with the things that are seen in the ER, and anywhere in healthcare, is important to simply remain sane. It also helps maintain a less stressful job. What are some of your tactics? Does your workplace offer any solutions?