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Criminologists identify range of 'red flags' for killer nurses


Oh My Goodness! We are all serial killers now? I am really frightened. Is a Nurse able to continue in practice for X years without a patient dying during or shortly thereafter one's shift? At the end of a busy shift I'm glad that I have not killed myself. Trying to fit others in as part of a psychotic compunction would be laborious at best. What is really terrifying are the criteria listed in the article itself. Depression, making others anxious, drugs, seeming to have personality disorder. The description matches any overworked Medic/Nurse in the aftermath of a horrendous and protracted shift. Depressed - Not had a break and very tired Making others anxious - Handover and we can go home. Drugs - Energy drinks and strong coffee. More importantly, who does not have a personality disorder. Especially when depression, anxiety and drugs/stimulants are considered? I hope that my post is taken as the 'tongue n' cheek' as intended? Nurses are NOT serial killers. Serial killers could be anyone. Furthermore, there are very, very few of them................

Posted date

28 November, 2014

Posted time

6:47 pm