Do you have any advice for this student nurse?
“I’m a mental health nursing student, and feel very strongly that part of my role is to set an example to others in treating people who have mental health problems with respect.
“On a train the other day a man sat across from me who very obviously had problems. He was unkempt and smelled strongly of urine.
“Other passengers quickly moved away, but I decided not to as the train was not stopping for some time and it was obvious why people were moving. The smell was very unpleasant, then he began blowing his nose into his hands then wiping them down his jacket.
“My stomach was churning and I thought I was going to be sick, but I stayed in my seat until the next station 20 minutes later.
“Would others have moved, or was I right to stay?”
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