Go to http://sherryjonesmayo.com to see an excerpt of "Confessions of a Trauma Junkie; My Life as a Nurse Paramedic" which was just released last month. It is a book with true vignettes (some names changed to protect the guilty) that shares the innermost feelings of some emergency services workers as they encounter trauma, tragedy, redemption and a little humor (and irreverence, of course). It was written by one who has been there as a medic on the road and RN in a trauma center in Detroit as well as an on-scene critical incident stress interventionalist for Hurricane Katrina. Most people who ahve observed or experienced physical, mental or emotional crisis have single perspectives. This book allows readers to stand on both sides of the gurney; it details a progression from innocence to enlightened carefigve to burnout, glimpsing into each stage personally and professionally.
Even those who are not in the profession, from family members to mental health folks will learn something they might not have imagined or understood before. The website also gives professional endorsements and reader reviews ... take a look!