The trainer who gives courses for our clients/volunteers has given AP medication to a client without prescription. I heard her jokingly offer her ADHD meds to someone (colleague) as well.
Complicating factor: she knows private stuff of me too (nothing criminal or so, e.g. that i wanted to quit my job and wasnt fully content, which was a bit stupid of me to say, because after a good talk with my boss i decided to stay for now…she asked about it and i was honest).
I think you have a duty to go to the police. Not only is this illegal, but it is potentially harmful to clients. These are some really dangerous meds that should really only be prescribed when the alternative is worse. Psych meds are no joke. This woman could really hurt someone.
This is illegal and could get someone killed. You reported it to your boss? I think you also have a duty to report it to whatever advisory agency you answer to, and to the police. This is serious and could kill someone.
I have no clue how she got the seroquel. She works in psychiatry too, but shouldnt be able to randomly get meds? I warned the client not to accept meds anymore and will repeat that by WhatsApp, so i might get proof. I will discuss it with her and my boss and hrm.
I mean, it’s not like she’s handing out cough drops. She gave someone an antipsychotic and someone else a stimulant. That’s dangerous. These meds can fu-ck up your body even when you need them, and they can fu-ck up your mind when you don’t. There’s nothing okay about this, and letting it slide is a terrible idea. I don’t care who you are; if you’re giving people meds without a license, you are breaking the law and should be punished as such.
I once had to report a coworker for withholding food from a student who was misbehaving, and for taunting her about it. It was very scary, because I was new to the job and I didn’t want to cause trouble. But I’m glad I did. I reported it to my boss, and they took care of everything else. But if your boss tries to sweep it under the rug, that’s when you need to go higher up.
What a bi-tch. How can someone believe that withholding food from a student is an acceptable form of punishment? It reminds me of that couple who punished their son by withholding water for 3 days. The poor boy died from dehydration in a first world country. God, some people just don’t need to be around children.
You also have to consider the fact that, as someone who knows about this, if you don’t report it and something bad happens to one of the clients, or someone else reports it, you could be charged criminally as an accessory. I’m glad you’re reporting it to your boss.
In the moment, I stepped in and put a stop to it. She only had to wait like five minutes. Just long enough for me to get over the shock of what I was seeing. Still, it must have been traumatic for her.