My life as a Correctional Nurse - page 2
One of my main goals each night that I work as a Correctional nurse is personal safety. Unlike the traditional healthcare setting, there are many types of people you come in contact with. For... Read More
Oct 19, '15Quote from emilyy11I don't let my care be affected by the offenders' crimes either. I learned to block it out and just do my job--I frequently know what they're in prison for, but I really don't care.I don't even think of what inmates have done when caring for them. I've been having to do wound care on a patient who (allegefly) killed his girlfriend then slit his wrists. He's one of the nicest guys.
The sex crimes cell blocks are often the most nice and pleasant ones.
I work for Armor correctional health services and they are so terribly managed. I love my job just not the people I work for.
That being said, I find the sex offenders really friendly, too! Unfortunately, I have to keep in mind that these guys have frequently used their "friendliness" to draw in children or young adolescents (we have a lot of child-molesters at the medium-security facility where I work--they tend to be non-violent)--and they are probably manipulating me the same way. And the mild-mannered guys may be quite different on the outside, where they can get drunk or high or immersed in violent lifestyles(gangbanger or pimp). Basically, I just try to keep in mind that they are probably trying to put their best face forward around the nurses, and maybe aren't really as nice as they seem--they could turn on me at any time. I know that's cynical, but look at the guys who recently escaped from the honor block of their institution--they had been model prisoners for decades, then suddenly effected an escape, with the help of a (of course) nurse. You just never know.