Learning to Take Care of Ourselves.

Author:Wylie, John M., II
Position:Comments - Letter to the editor
 
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Thank you for an excellent piece. ("Covering Trauma," September 2018) It isn't just the mass disasters that inflict pain--sometimes it is a single victim. In an almost 50-year career perhaps the two worst for me involved single small children. I don't have nightmares about the Hyatt Regency skywalks collapse, or the mass deaths on a dinner theatre ship shattered on a large lake by a tornado, or other natural and other mass casualty cases, but I still have occasional nightmares about the children. I am so thrilled that our profession has now learned the importance of post-trauma evaluation and help for journalists...

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