Ok so a few things I'd like to point out here:
For an article titled "don't judge" she does an awful lot of judging based off very vague observations provided. We don't know this nurse, we don't know the **** she's gone through that night, and she certainly does not represent 3 million nurses in the United States. To me it sounds like the author, who clearly stated she was a nurse practitioner is trying to distance herself from nurses because she thinks the extra letter at the end of her title now makes her better. The emergency department is not a psych ward, and the nurses there are trained to keep patients alive until they receive the help they need. I'm sorry...bringing food into the ER? That's inappropriate and inconsiderate. If you're so concerned with your routine, go eat your meals in the caf. Concerned with fitness while your daughter is threatening to kill herself...but I'm not here to judge. The author didn't even go into detail about what exactly was said to make her assume the nurse hated her job. Her daughter is suicidal. She cannot have anything in her room, especially items from home. Utensils I'm sure she had with her meals. Her daughters clothes could be used to hang herself. As I see it, this nurse was trying to keep this judgemental woman's daughter alive. God forbid the mother walked away for a minute. Who knows what could have happened? And if you're so upset with the way this nurse is treating your daughter, why not have a chat with her or her supervisor? Im sure things would have cleared up then. I'm sorry but the author is the one here who lacks compassion and understanding.