Year: 1994 Source: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, v.8, no.1, (February 1994), p.38-43 SIEC No: 19940332

Critical incident stress debriefing is an intervention that assists patients & families to master the stresses resulting from being a witness to or victim of violent acts. The clinical nurse specialist can facilitate communication, decrease anxiety, & provide education regarding the posttrauma response. The purpose of this article is to describe the use of debriefing as a family nursing intervention for a patient involved in a murder-suicide.