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I am having a hard time believing what I just read about the other than correctional staff to routinely work as a "correctional officer for a shift". There is so much more training for a Correctional officer then line staff. In medical I would not want to cross the boundaries of medical to correctional officer. In medical we must be above reproach, must be HIPAA compliant so when and if I ever had to work as an officer (never had to) I would find those lines blurry, this compromises medical care and the sanctity of privacy.
Education teachers are not correctional officers and there are some very strong federal mandates for education the prison system. Again I can see pitching once in awhile but for this to happen again and again only sets the prison up for increasing anger and possible riots.
I would need to see additional objective information before I believe this is an ongoing issues that is getting worse.
Thank you for the article it does give us thoughts about our leadership though.
You bring up some important points about privacy. I
wonder what influence state BONs have over the correctional facilities making these policies. Privacy and safety are big parts of nursing, and you think BONs would jump on it if those tenets were being openly violated.
Working corrections and nursing in the same facility seems to be a serious conflict of interest. I agree wi th your point about creating unrest and I also think it would make the individual nurse a target. Having a position that is both punitive and healing creates confusion and makes it impossible to be fully effective in either role.
I continue to be amazed at the BS that nurses accept. After the school shooting in Florida, there was talk of teachers carrying guns. It is a patently absurd idea that I hope teachers will not allow. Are the tech people in Youtube going to be forced to provide their own security after the recent shooting ? I doubt it, because those employees are probably valued by their employer.
Many business entities have decided that employees have to take on several roles in order to "save money", but someone with sanity has to say no to role mergers that can put employees in danger. I haven't found any information suggesting that nursing unions are aware of or care about th is particular issue.