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Workplace violence: A major challenge nurses face when caring for prisoner-patients
 

Workplace violence: A major challenge nurses face when caring for prisoner-patients

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Nurses treat all patients, regardless of the patients’ history and background. Although violence perpetrated by patients are a rare encounter – ‘prisoner-patients’ is one category of patient that requires special attention. How do nurses equip themselves when caring for prisoner-patients?
 
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28 Aug 2017 - General
 
Jemelyn Mae Sodusta Thank you sharing your own experience in treating a prisoner-patient. Your experience should be the only set-up where a medical staff is accompanied by a police officer when giving treatment. The incident of the two nurses' misfortune is really the fault of the jail guards as they have become lax with providing security for the medical personnel. It goes to show that everyone must do their...
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Madhubabu kaaja Thank you for sharing your tips on how to reinforce security in the workplace. It is important that female nurses should be accompanied by males too when dealing with prisoner-patients and male patients as well. This reduces their chance of being subjected to sexual harassment. Hospitals should put its foot down too and explicitly state that sexual harassment will not be tolerated. Prompt discharge...
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The protection of healthcare workers should be a priority when dealing with prisoner-patients, even those admitted in hospitals. Things can turn out so bad, as in the case of a nurse who was raped, that we must remain vigilant and be discerning of suspicious behavior. It would be reckless to assume that violent behavior has zero chance of happening with prisoner-patients. Moreover, prison staff and hospital administrators should ensure the security of professionals when working with these type o...
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