Hey everyone, I'm a brand new nurse (BSN) looking for a job in the Boston area. I have some upcoming interviews at long term care facilities, some which provide Alzheimer's care. I'm nervous because of the many horror stories I've heard about patients and families being abusive towards staff (Alzheimer's/Dementia patients or not). I am a survivor of physical and emotional child abuse and suffer from PTSD and Social Anxiety as a result. I would like to ask my interviewers about how the administration supports nurses who are abused in the workplace. It is really important to me that I am supported by my superiors if I were to end up in this type of situation. I know that memory impaired patients can be violent (but not on purpose) and it kinds of comes with the territory. Therefore I would probably not accept a job on an Alzheimer's unit. But regardless, does anyone think my question is an unreasonable one to ask during an interview? I do not want to disclose my diagnoses, but I feel like a nursing director's answer to this question might be a good way for me to gauge if a particular nursing home is one that I will be supported at.
Any advice/thoughts would be appreciated