Can you advise this student nurse?
“I have been accepted onto a mental health nursing course starting this September.
“I’m really excited but worried about what I might see. Having been a patient myself, I’ve seen inappropriate restraint and staff bullying patients, I’ve also met nurses and HCAs with terrible attitudes who expect patients to just do what they’re told without question.
“I’m not sure how I’d handle this if I saw it on placement, I feel like I’d have to speak up, and this could jeopardize my chances of passing.
“Are my fears justified?”
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