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Posted almost 5 years ago
i find it amazing, that we diagnose patients and carryout the treatment as
specified in the nurse diagnostic and intervention manuals without much thought.
even when the patient shows reluctance to accepting our diagnosis we do not relent
because we know that we know, that based on the diagnosis history of christmas past,we have the right to
impose that treatment not just because we believe in it, based on past experiences or just plain theory
but because we have seen so many different patients with the same problem responding in a way that
makes the DSMIV classification, more than a work of art but an act of the divine creation. so we follow
the treatment and by all standards we should. but as i found out we forget to follow this rule when the
patient is our boss, co-workers, husband, mother or children. what is up with that?
dealing with that boss, who walks to our office, sits on your table, ask intruding personal questions, touch everything on
your desk, jump from topic to topic and constantly seeking praise or acknowledgement for how he /she efficiently
manages the team.---------------how many times do we forget to treat our boss or co-workers who are exhbiting
mental health disorder symptoms? i know for me many times and then slowly i realise that no matter how long i
say to my self "i smell a large elephant in the room but i will not see it"deny all i want
the large elephant in the room, stares at me with a heavy loud silence. until my mental health
training kicks in and i find my self treating the person i take instruction's from-----------how crazy is that? lets discuss
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| Posted almost 5 years ago
I am not sure how to respond to this. I know in the environment I work, both patients and workers have some mental disorders. I believe that working in the prison system is completely psychiatric nursing whether on psych or regular unit. All staff have some OCD or something going on. It is just the fact that you have to be different to work in the environment for any extended period of time. Working in the prison system makes you paranoid sometimes. It also makes you question everything someone does. It makes you suspicious. No my current boss isn't sane.