This blog is a personal reflection on my motivations for nursing in prisons and my reasons for maintaining an interest in it. It's about the challenges and things I've enjoyed about it over the years.
This blog relates to my career within a prison environment and my reflections on this experience. I discuss the positives and challenges of working in this environment; the resilience needed and the opportunities available for positive change.
There was a noticeable buzz in the room in the Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim, at the first RCN Northern Ireland Nursing in Justice and Secure Settings Network event on Wednesday 13 March 2019.
This year will be my 25th RCN Congress. I first went in 1992 and I still remember the experience vividly. Since then, I’ve only missed one year and it was with a heavy heart!
Nurses in mental health and learning disability services are fundamentally reviewing the way they relate to those in their care, particularly those who present risky or challenging behaviours.
You are out with friends on a Friday night, having fun and enjoying their company.
The first response I had to the news that prison suicides are the highest since records began in 1978 is deep sorrow for those who committed suicide and for the 119 families grieving a loved one under these most difficult of circumstances.