24 hours into an emergency stay in general hospital, at least 16 more hours until we know if there’s any permanent damage…
Psych liaison nurse, bounding on to the ward with her most projecting voice, no hello: “I’m from the psych team! So are you embarrassed and ashamed about what you did?”
General nurse jumps into the conversation from in the middle of dealing with a patient across the ward: “Molly isn’t up to talking to you – and doing it like this just isn’t fair!”
General nurse to me: “She’s the one who should be embarrassed! How dare she talk to you like that!”
I have found across many experiences that I’ve far more luck with getting empathetic, understanding medical professionals than mental health specialists. There have also been some absolute catastrophes but you can’t have everything!
The nurse has since reported it to the ward sister and both will be submitting complaints as they believe my safety was greatly endangered, and it could have been infinitely worse had I been tackled by this psych liaison nurse alone.