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9 Hilarious and Horrifying Nursing Tales

Kayla Baxter | NursingLink

October 28, 2009

“I work in an acute psychiatric hospital and many of our patients are court committed. On one of the units we have a patient who has been there about 4 months. This is unusually long and she is always up at 4:30 am and talks to us all. She is a difficult patient to place as she is mildly MR and has a severe mental illness. One of our night supervisors was terminated earlier this week and when the patient was talking to me the other morning she stated, ‘I am sooo proud of John, he went to court and finally got the judge to let him go.’ Apparently, she thinks that we are also committed here and cannot leave unless the judge lets us. It just cracked me up.”

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