Shared Rooms In Psychiatric Wards Do Not Work

12 Oct

I agree!

Mental Illness Talk

One of my biggest worries when I am being admitted to hospital for my mental illness is that I will have to share a room. It’s not fair on the other patients and it’s not fair on me because when I am unwell I try to harm myself or take my own life in whichever way seems possible. It isn’t fair that other unwell people have to see that and neither is it fair that they have to witness me being restrained and injected. Shared rooms make patient’s dignity and confidentially difficult to maintain. I was unwell at the time and it didn’t bother me at that moment but looking back now I am upset that someone saw me in that state, that someone saw my buttocks and staff holding me down whilst a nurse administered an injection. I would’ve rather that stayed private.

People are not admitted to psychiatric…

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One Response to “Shared Rooms In Psychiatric Wards Do Not Work”

  1. Andi October 13, 2015 at 6:31 PM #

    TOTALLY agree. I know it’s done this way for insurance reasons but it sucks.

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