Psychiatric care, has a long way to go.

I had a conversation with a nurse today at a mental health home who told me that he regularly witnessed clients at a psychiatric unit being restrained and forced to shower or bath because they refused to do so of their own accord and other clients at the unit were distressed. I asked him in a state of shock what the client would have gained from this experience? ‘Well he may go away and reflect on the need for force and decide to bath in the future’….Psychiatric care sure has a long way to go!


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