This is a continuation of a list started in an earlier post. Correctional nurse experts Kathy Wild, RN, MPA, CCHP and Royanne Schissel, RN, CCHP, offered advice to correctional nurses during the 2013 NCCHC Spring Conference. Here are five more ways you can land in court.
#1- Treat your patient as an inmate – It is easy to slide into a punative perspective in dealings with inmates. After all, some of them have learned that they can get what they want through manipulation and deceit. Yet, according to Earl Nightingale, our attitude toward others determines their attitude towards us. As nurses we are called to treat all patients with respect and dignity. We cannot disrespect or abuse the patients that we are responsible to treat.
Originally posted in correctionalnurse.net