Module 9 - For families and friends of paramedics: Providing support
For families and friends of paramedics: Providing support
Chapter 1: Understanding the work
The work family
Paramedics often have a very strong “work” family and may have little opportunity to develop relationships with non-paramedics. This lack of non-EMS relationships can have both positive and negative implications.
- It is easier to connect with others who have experiences similar to our own.
- It may result in “talking shop” at all hours, on and off the job, resulting in limited separation from work stressors.
- It may also thwart any opportunity for more diverse relationships or awareness of the world outside of EMS.