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I'm a mental health nurse. There are no good decisions, only least bad ones

I'm a mental health nurse. There are no good decisions, only least bad ones
Monday 11
17:33 2019

I often feel I’m letting my patients down, but I do this job because I believe in the healing power of small acts of kindness. This is what my working week looks like Monday I’m a nurse on an inpatient psychiatric ward in an inner-city hospital. Our patients have a variety of mental health difficulties, and are mostly at the beginning of their recovery journey. I tend to work three days a week because shifts are 14 hours long. After morning handover, I check medication for a patient being discharged today. I don’t think he’s well enough yet: he’s still ...

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Summary: I often feel I’m letting my patients down, but I do this job because I believe in the healing power of small acts of kindness. This is what my working week looks like Monday I’m a nurse on an inpatient psychiatric ward in an inner-city hospital. Our patients have a ...

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