I was an Air Force active duty nurse deployed to Balad, Iraq, in 2008. I went there thinking I was tough, but within one week I realized the world was more different than I had ever imagined. I think its a hard thing to understand that people want to kill you, and given the chance they would.
I was diagnosed with PTSD in 2013. Since that time, Ive been improving and seeing a psych MD at my local VA. Id appreciate literature recommendations from readers books, journals related to PTSD and the war caregiver/trauma nurse. The more I read about this, the more Ill understand my own feelings and thoughts about what I saw.
Capt. Christian Taylor, APRN, FNP-BC