The challenges of dealing with traumatic grief are numerous, and I believe it’s critical that as an industry we start talking about how we handle these tough situations. In this video, I explore some of these challenges as a way to open a dialogue about how we handle traumatic grief. I encourage you to share your stories, your ideas, and your words of wisdom in the comments below to help nurses of all generations manage grief in the workplace. - Paul Clements, PhD, APRN-BC
Paul Clements, PhD, APRN-BC, is a psychiatric clinical specialist, an experienced therapist, forensic consultant, and critical incident/trauma response specialist with over 25 years experience in a variety of psychiatric healthcare roles. Throughout his impressive career, Paul has worked directly with patients with major psychiatric diagnoses, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He looks forward to sharing from his expertise as you strive to successfully meet the challenges caring for these patient populations in your own practice settings. His keen insights have been requested to provide counseling and crisis intervention to surviving family members in the aftermath of murder, suicide, motor vehicle accidents, and sudden infant death syndrome, as well as to survivors of interpersonal violence such as sexual abuse, rape and stalking. Additionally, Paul provides nationwide hospital consultation to establish workplace procedures to ensure patient and staff safety/violence prevention through the development of critical risk assessment approaches. Paul's expertise has been reflected through numerous publications and he remains a sought-after conference presenter on the topics of psychiatric/mental health diagnoses, violence and aggression. He is an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse (APRN-BC) with national board certification and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychiatric Forensic Nursing from The University of Pennsylvania.
Financial: Paul Thomas Clements is an Associate Clinical Professor at Drexel University - College of Nursing and Health Professions. He has numerous publications and is regularly interviewed for television, radio, and print media. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Paul Thomas Clements has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.