I feel very angry and sad about the nurse who was attacked in Western Australia. This is the story.
I think that the moving of psych patients back into the community has been the biggest mistake ever. Mental Institutions should have remained open, not this "care in the commumity" rubbish.
My sister has a mental illness and has attacked a nurse before. My parents were upset when the nurse decided to press charges, however, I told them I felt otherwise and was glad she was taking the action. She was charged and having been attacked by her myself, strangled when I was 15 and verbally abused a number of times I feel very strongly about this psych patients in the community issue. She has other incidents of what i call anti social behaviour and has been taken to hospital numerous times but they release her. it goes around in circles and is starting to affect the health of my parents.
I hope the nurse in ICU recovers, and her colleague too and that the governent and these health bodies who think they know what it is like sitting in their offices finally do something.
I just feel so sad and angry tonight. I really do