Year: 1999 Source: Journal of Safe Management of Disruptive and Assaultive Behavior, v.7, no.3, (Winter 1999), p.7-10 SIEC No: 20020254

This article describes nurses’ emotional responses to critical incidents, such as the treatment of people who attempted suicide. It outlines the nature of this stress & presents a summary of critical incident stress debriefing. A description of the debriefing process & its effectiveness is included. The article concludes with a discussion of stress in Australian nurses & implications for nurse education & clinical practice. (22 refs) (SC)