It has been more the rule than the exception through the last six months or so that our world, national and local news has focused on one unbelievable human atrocity after another; with a seemingly endless ability to trump the previous week’s painful emotional impact. The capstone of this last week was the criminal case of the Philando Castile murder ending in an acquittal of the police officer who shot him.
Today's guest post is by United adjunct faculty member, Russell Myers. Russ is a Lutheran pastor and board-certified chaplain who serves EMS personnel, helping them manage the stress and trauma they experience in the line of work. His post, originally published at EMS Strong, explores what caring for the caregiver looks like from a pastoral care perspective.