A nurse seeking help when experiencing PTSD should not be viewed as personally weak, nor should expressing the challenges of stress be seen as dangerous to one's career.
Cecilia Yeung: “IT’S OK NOT TO BE OK”
Cecilia Yeung is an intensive care nurse at Vancouver General Hospital who experienced PTSD after being assaulted by a patient at the hospital. She helps other nurses build resilience through self-care approaches.
The concept of emotional hygiene
Being emotionally healthy is the key to overall sustainable performance, productivity, which leads to profit maximization and business success.
When we don’t prioritize our psychological health, we are more vulnerable to psychological injuries: stress, anxiety, burnout.
The solution? Self care.
Self-care is not selfish. Self care is non-negotiable. Self care is a lifestyle.
NURSES ARE NOT UNBREAKABLE. Nobody knows this better than Cecilia Yeung—a BC nurse who started a support group to help nurses suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The strong response she got from nurses in distress only confirmed her...
Yeung is worried about the future effects of pandemic trauma nurses are witnessing. “PTSD does not happen right away,” she said. “People are pushing through, pushing through. I worry some health care workers will experience some precursors...
Vancouver General Hospital intensive care unit nurse Cecilia Yeung, while health care operations do provide assistance, it is vital that health care workers do self-care, be aware of how their work is impacting their mental health and watch for signs of post-traumatic trauma.
PTSD Support for Nurses is creating personalized self-care packages for health-care providers. Nurses reported that the packages have made them feel that their bravery, commitment, selflessness, and heroism have been recognized and their wellbeing is valued. The self-care package is a solution to Christine’s concerns regarding nurses’ mental health issues.