Podcasts and Interviews
In PODCASTS and INTERVIEWS, our Trauma Junkie shares some of her innermost feelings as she talks about her personal encounters with trauma, tragedy and redemption. she even hints at the humorous side of emergency service work.
Sherry Jones Mayo has been an Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Room Nurse, and an on-scene critical incident debriefer for Hurricane Katrina. Most people who have observed or experienced physical, mental or emotional crisis have single perspectives. Sherry provides some insights from a variety of perspectives.
Author Interview by Cathy B. Stucker
June 23, 2010
What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.
Confessions of a Trauma Junkie: My Life as a Nurse Paramedic is a true collection of stories and quotes from Trauma Nurses, ER staff, and Emergency Services Workers. It shares their experiences as they encounter trauma, tragedy, redemption, and even a little humor. I have worked as an EMT-Paramedic, ER Trauma Nurse, and on-scene crisis interventionalist after Hurricane Katrina; many of those experiences are shared in the book. Most people who have observed or experienced physical, mental, or emotional crisis have single perspectives. Confessions allows readers to stand on both sides of the gurney; it details a progression from innocence to enlightened caregiver to burnout, glimpsing into each stage personally and professionally.
Inside Scoop “Live” Interview
July 23, 2009
Inside Scoop Live is a global internet-based broadcast specializing in interviewing published authors about their current books and areas of expertise. In this interview with Juanita Watson, Sherry talks candidly about her life experiences on the road and in the Emergency Room.
Interesting and current, Inside Scoop Live brings you a high quality conversation that spotlights the emotional realities of helping others. Topics of this conversation include:
- The inner calling of emergency medicine practitioners;
- What really goes on behind the scenes of trauma care;
- How to successfully cope with stress and burnout;
- The importance of peer support, how to better prepare newbies in the field;
- Humor, the best medicine for stress management;
- Hurricane Katrina, mind-body connection, death, and more…..