He was a pedophile, just released from jail after 20 years. His diabetes required two different types of insulin. He had acute renal failure and a recent ileostomy.

“They didn’t know what to do with him,” the previous nurse said, “so they dumped him on our doorstep.”

The Reflections essay in the March issue of AJN tells one nurse’s story of holding fast to her responsibility to provide compassionate and quality care to all patients, whatever they may have done in the past, whoever they might be. We hope you’ll click the link above, read it, and let us know your thoughts (the best version to read is reached by clicking through to the PDF version).

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