When I was first a bright eyed Psych nurse... I knew not what I was doing.
I sometimes would let the other staffers on the unit dictate course of
action when a patient was acting out. This I regret.
One particular night, this patient who refused to do what we asked her
to, who really just needed to be left alone... I mean, she was sitting in
the floor blocking her door, a fire code violation I suppose... but other
than that she really wasn't doing anything other than sitting there and
refusing to move.
She ended up in 4 point restraints. Just because she refused to get
out of the floor, of the doorway to her room. And she did get a bit
loud... but in no way was it justified for her to be in restraints.