Psych Ward Facts: Mulan Style

Psych Ward Facts: Mulan Style

  Hospital showers can be freezing. FREEZING.   Nurses may flood your room with light every 15 minutes... as you attempt to sleep... then act frustrated/confused the next morning over your lack of sleep... sigh...   Sometimes, you want a BREAK from people. Just a little break... but you are CONFINED TO THE PSYCHIATRIC FLOOR. [...]

Isolate the Patient, Isolate the Pain?

Isolate the Patient, Isolate the Pain?

While at Duke Health, half of the psychiatric floor was closed off. Why? For ONE PERSON. Yes.   Welcome to solitary confinement.   Now, yes, I'll admit: this person was a bit 'off'. He was offensive, loud, rude... interesting, unique, intriguing... Naturally, others fixated on the negatives. Complaints from others may have been the reason [...]