A nurse left her workplace because of PTSD. Now, she's helping change it

November 29th, 2018

Maureen Brennan started a support group for other front-line workers after she developed post-traumatic stress disorder while working as a nurse. (Fred Hutton/CBC)

New Eastern Health programs are helping staff deal with workplace-related post-traumatic stress disorder, as both its CEO and a former nurse agree the health authority needs to improve its ability to help employees' emotional and mental health.

"Over my career I have seen things that any human, the mind is not meant to deal with and to process, and that's on a daily basis," said Maureen Brennan, a former intensive-care unit nurse who started a support group for nurses and other health-care workers to help them with difficult or traumatic workplace encounters.



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Posted on November 29th, 2018