Quote from DesiDani
Police brutality can be without a gun too. If the neighboring patient can be spooked they can perceive your actions as unjustifiable. It is a matter of perspective
Maybe it's because I'm tired. Maybe it's because I'm sore.
But **** that perspective.
I have gotten hurt a LOT by patients. I work in a psych ED. It's become a norm. It SHOULDN'T be.
A patient of mine has NEVER gotten hurt.
So yeah. The common folk don't see the 16 hours of CPI training I went through (each year) to safely restrain someone. They haven't seen the time spent trying to deescalate. They didn't see me get spit on, shoved, kicked and punched.
**** that perspective. They're not volunteering to do my job, are they?