This is a bit of an odd question... In fact, it was a very odd experience!
I work on the float pool at a large hospital. I generally float through med/surg wards. Yesterday I was due to start in the afternoon on a medical ward but got a phone call in the morning asking me to come in an hour earlier and work in the mental health unit. I hadn't worked there before and don't know too much about it. I do know of one nurse that works there. This nurse actually nursed me when I was an inpatient several times in psych a number of years ago at another hospital. We ran into each other in the float sign on office a few weeks ago by chance, recognised each other, had a short chat and moved on which is how I knew that this nurse works in the mental health unit at my hospital. I never expected to end up there/working with him though. & I did.
I imagine it must have been a really uncomfortable experience for him and I felt bad for putting him in that position.
Is there any advice or words of wisdom out there on this subject? I'm not sure what to do if it happens again in the future aside from ask not to be sent down there, which I don't want to do (because I don't want to explain to my bosses the reason and because I'd like the experience if I can get it.)