Bill # 795 a bill that could change the MA. Law to a felony instead of a misdemeanor didn't get passed! This bill could give healthcare workers more protection. 34 other states have a felony law for protecting their healthcare workers so why is it so hard for MA. to do the same.?????
I was reading an article titled The Traumatized Nurse.
In this article ,there are many writings on the violence other nurses have had, nurses leaving the job because they feel unsafe, Stories like :
I was threatened and will never be right again, .I have been threatened by family members , abused many times by patients, I was stabbed in the chest, I have been out of work due to the injuries I sustained by a patient. The response goes on and on. Maybe this isn't bad enough for some people ,Do they get assaulted on the job? How would they react if they got assaulted?
Sheila Wilson MPH BSN R.N.