I always try to believe the best about my patients, but a few experiences have severely curtailed my faith in humanity.
I have a guy now who was shot in the abdomen multiple times, and he suffered injuries to his small intestine and colon. That's nothing new - it happens regularly, and these patients tend to do quite well. This guy seemed like a nice enough guy - very polite, courteous, etc. When I was making my rounds yesterday, I noticed he had been moved to the ward upstairs...the corner room with the locked door that can only be unlocked from the inside. I figured the guy was under police protection, and I was right...sort of. After being buzzed in by the police guards, I noticed he was handcuffed to the bed. Turns out the guy has an outstanding arrest warrant. For murder.
How the hell can I trust any of these people?