I see. Totally inappropriate to look up criminal history/records
on a patient. I used to work with a nurse who would do this on
a lot of our patients. It really rubbed me the wrong way.
And heck, even if you know a patient's past, you certainly still
treat them with the same empathy that you would any other
patient, if you are a decent nurse.
Unfortunately, I suspect that you are going to run into nurses
like these, wherever you go, whatever the specialty.
I'll throw some ideas out there though. How about
hospice, as PP said. How about pediatrics? What about
OR; nurses don't even have to deal with awake patients.
Home health or visiting hospice; you don't even interact
as much with other nurses. Doing intermittent HH
full time is a difficult stressful job that is not for everyone,
but it is very rewarding and there are plenty of
nurses who would never do anything else.