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Mental health of emergency ambulance workers

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Dealing with acutely ill people is undoubtedly stressful. Some patients will inevitably have a bad outcome and there is the possibility of self recrimination among emergency staff. Studies have suggested a prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among emergency ambulance staff of around 20% and some degree of psychiatric morbidity in about one in three. Researchers in south Wales and …

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