Friday, April 29, 2011

Confessions of a Psych Nurse, Nursetogether.com

By: Angela Brooks

A Nurse Confesses:  There is no way to work on a psych ward of a mental hospital and not learn something about life; I have met some of the strangest and most original individuals.  When people find out where I work, and have worked for almost 22 years, their mouths hangs open in awe.  Most of the time the phrase, "I don't know how you do it" is mentioned, as they shake their heads.

 

I confess there are things about working in a mental health institution that I do not like, and there are times when I have to bite my tongue and keep my lips glued together because I become so agitated.  I thought I would list for you my dislikes and explain later what I have learned.  Deep breath…here I go.

 

I dislike when someone comes into the hospital just so they can get a check (aka crazy check) when they are clearly healthy but truly too damn lazy to work.

 

I dislike when someone is purely and simply mean spirited and uses their diagnosis of being mentally ill as an excuse to cling to.

 

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