Working in a World of Hurt: Trauma and Resilience in the Narratives of Medical Personnel in Warzones

TitleWorking in a World of Hurt: Trauma and Resilience in the Narratives of Medical Personnel in Warzones
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsActon, Carol, and Jane Potter
Number of Pages266
PublisherManchester University Press
CityManchester
Abstract

This volume fills a significant gap in the studies of the psychological trauma wrought by war by focusing not on soldiers, but on the men and women who fought to save them in casualty clearing stations, hospitals and prison camps. Through a rich analysis of both published and unpublished personal accounts by doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and other medcal personnel from the major wars of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the authors uncover a spectrum of responses to what was often unimaginable suffering, which ranged from breakdown to resilience, from exhausted resignation to firmer belief in humanity despite the brutalities of armed conflict. 

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