Nurses and nurse educators have lost one of their own in the shootings on a US Army base.
Russell Seager, an enlisted Army nurse practitioner, VA hospital nurse, and nurse educator, was among those soldiers slain this past week at the Ft. Hood Army Base in Texas.
Dr. Seager, age 51, hailed from Wisconsin, whose public radio station WUWM interviewed him last summer. He specialized in complementary healing practices. Ironic now in light of the circumstances of his murder, WUWM noted in its report that:
In Iraq, Seager will work to prevent the mental health problems he sees at the VA from developing in the first place. His Combat Stress Control unit will watch for warning signs among soldiers on the front lines – things like anger and insubordination – which could signal long-term problems.