My essay, “The Traumatized Patient,” is out this month in the American Journal of Nursing. “The Traumatized Patient” is an essay about those patients whose trauma histories have lead to or exacerbated somatic complaints, often eclipsing that which we can easily treat with traditional western medicine. Originally drafted when I was a student nurse practitioner on one of my earliest rotations, I finished this essay a little over a year into my practice for the American Journal of Nursing‘s Reflections column.
The American Journal of Nursing is the oldest and most honored broad-based nursing journal in the world. It is considered the profession’s premier journal, and it is an honor to have my writing included in it.