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Psychiatric nurse injected with drugs by patient

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Psychiatric nurse injected with drugs by patient - News - Newbury Weekly News

This is a really interesting story in the Newbury Weekly. A detained patient "...attacked a nurse with a syringe, injecting her with powerful drugs before she could escape."

In the same article it states that the nurse Ms Watts was "...administering medication in the form of an injection to Mr Randall."

The wording is telling. When a mental health nurse does it, it's called administering medication. When a patient does it, it's called attacking with a syringe. You make up your own mind.
 
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The only people who will see what's wrong with the bias in that reporting will be ex/psychiatric patients. Of course a mentally ill person always attacks, a nurse always cares. In my experience it can be the other way around a lot of the time. Some nurses are a bit overzealous with syringes to be honest, never mind what they ae injecting or drawing from you. You should write in and complain about the bias in the reporting. What did they inject her with? I wonder how it felt having the power taking away from her. It's not nice for anyone, mentally ill or not, but no one thinks of it as strange or harmful when it happens to a psychiatric patient. Well spotted!!
 
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Well it would hardly be fair to call it "administered medication against her will using a syringe". But I do see your point.

What I find even more interesting is that being given psychiatric drugs is called being "attacked" at all, as if the drugs were some powerful weapon. Of course they are, but I wouldn't expect the press to see it that way. Maybe all the mental health campaigning is doing some good.
 
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I don't know, I think it all fits nicely into the stereotype of the dangerous mentally ill person. How come it's exactly the same thing a nurse does all the time, but it's an attack? You can't escape from that either.
 
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