I am trying to decide between WOC, Psychiatric, Dermatology and corrections (weird combinations, I know) I think I'd enjoy working in a prison, seems like it'd never be a dull day at work. The one thing I have noticed on this corrections forum is the repeated cantation of: "They all lie", "they're manipulative" and I wonder if having that kind of mentality would make me jaded and cold. Does it make you feel that way? I worked in addiction/dual dx before (not as a nurse) however, there wasn't too much manipulating of me because they had nothing to gain from doing so-I wasn't an authority figure of any kind. I mean, I suppose they could have tried to get me to smuggle in drugs but they never would have dared such blatant manipulation; besides, they were free to go as they pleased (but in doing so would be discharged), it wasn't a lock down facility and they weren't be held against their will.
It just worries me, I'm in the Army and I work with jaded providers everyday who think soldiers are lying to get out of the Army, deployment or a PT test. You practically have to have your guts dangling out before they take you serious
. The thought of looking at everyone as a liar seems like it would be very, very exhausting....