Something I realized is that those people may be convicted, but sometimes you never know if you're treating someone who has committed the same acts but was never convicted or ever suspected in life. They say those people come in all forms - they look like the friendly grocer, your neighbor...sadly, there are many times family relatives commit these things to their own nieces and nephews. I know it's not a pleasant thought, but it is the reality.
I know it must be hard to treat someone who you know has committed offensive acts that you feel strongly against, but I guess like some others said previously in this forum, they are there as patients to receive care, and we put ourselves at legal risk and have our ethics questioned as professionals if we don't treat them. I guess I can't speak for myself because I am not a nurse yet. I am applying to nursing schools and hoping I get in January (!)...I'm new here. A classmate who gave a talk about the importance for nurses to know how to deal with stress, told the class about this site - that it has forums to talk to others, and good for nurses to get support because it's a good way to handle stress.
Thanks for reading. This was my first post.