n Southern African Journal of Critical Care - Crash and burn : editorial

Volume 26, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-8264
  • E-ISSN: 2078-676X



In keeping with the theme of psychological and psychosocial issues, I thought it appropriate to touch on a subject that is becoming more prevalent in the critical care nursing literature - PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder, a psychiatric disorder caused by exposure to a traumatic event or extreme stressor that is responded to with fear, helplessness or horror.

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