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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | June 2021

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Supporting you and your family’s mental health

Supporting you and your family’s mental health
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Pages: 18 - 19

Article topics: Family support, Mental Health

Covid-19 has had a severe impact on everyone’s lives, but the past year has been exceptionally challenging for nurses and healthcare workers battling the pandemic on the frontline.

There are striking parallels between the experiences veterans faced in conflict to those which healthcare professionals continue to face in the fight against Covid-19. Any traumatic event — whether a global pandemic or experience of war — takes its emotional toll. Repeated exposure can overwhelm the nervous system and lead to burnout and trauma fatigue.

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