Monday, March 4, 2019

I was listening to a colleague as she was speaking to a group of nurses at a conference. She said a quote from this person that made me think! How true this is.

The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to walk though water without getting wet!
Rachel Remen
As nurses we see, hear ,touch, and feel so many things that this quote seems so perfect!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

The violence has been out there and in our hospitals way too long. Many nurses lives have changed because of this violence.
Help us change the laws in MA. 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

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.

Friday, July 6, 2018

How many times have you seen your coworkers get assaulted?
How many times have you been assaulted?
How many of you have filled out an incident report after you got assaulted?
How many of you filed a police report on the person that assaulted you?
How many times have you gone to court?
These are questions that are asked all the time, by the organizations that do surveys, by police, by your coworkers.

My question to you if you tell me you have been assaulted , is have you  written out an incident report. Called the police and reported it , gone to court? If you say no my next question is why not?

Friday, March 30, 2018

Most of you know I am a nurse,I am not a politician. I recently spoke to one of REP. Denise Garlicks administrative director . I stated I heard that one of the bills went to study., I am talking about Bills H 795 and # S 765. The bills to change the MA. Law from a. Misdemeanor to a felony for assaulting healthcare workers.
Well the judiciary committee sent bill#795 to study meaning that bill died. But the judiciary committee asked for an extension for bill # 765. Until May2,2018 WHAT DOES THAT MEAN???????
Does anyone have a simple explanation?

Monday, January 29, 2018

I saw on one of the nursing blogs ,that a nurse wrote that he got injured by a patient. It was written because he had, had enough of the assaults. When he was assaulted before he never did much about them. Maybe he was forgiving, maybe didn't have time to write an incident report,I don't really know his reason BUT this assault did him in. He felt enough was enough and wrote out an incident report and even had a court date.
Not much was going on until his court date and low and behold the day of his court date he received word that he was fired! Another person same setting complained about an assault and was told that,"maybe this isn't the place for you"!
I wonder if a patient did to this person, as is done to the healthcare workers would he change his mind? Does he really think it is acceptable to be assaulted?
Do organizations truly believe that we as healthcare workers should accept this treatment! With an attitude like this, and they are the head of an organization? How scary is that!!!!!!!!!!!!