Forcibly removing piercings in psych patients - page 3

I have a very sensitive question. I have recently learned of a patient, who is bipolar and who was having a crisis, went to the ER. There, every patient has to go through a metal detector, and... Read More

  1. by   canoehead
    My hospital also removes phones and tablets from patients. Someone barely coping lands in an unfamiliar environment, with less freedom, and all their normal coping skills aren't available, it seems mean to take away electronics. Who knows how many prn meds could be avoided if we just let the patient play candy crush? Where I work they also lock the TV room at night, so patients are left sitting in the dark in their room. I'd lose my temper too, frankly.