In the 3/26/16 Boston Herald, Lindsay Kalter reported that Brigham and Woman’s nurses may strike over the lack of security in their hospital.
I say HOORAY for them.
This is what needs to happen.
The Herald describes how, according to Trish Powers, a Brigham and Women’s Hospital trauma unit RN and chairwoman of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, “the lack of security leaves staff members vulnerable to random attacks, and that nurses have been beaten and threatened with weapons. One nurse had a 10inch hunting knife held to her throat.”
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is not the only hospital to have their nursing staff/healthcare staff beaten or threatened. It is everywhere.
I applaud the nurses and their union MNA for speaking out, for yelling out. The message is clear.
If you won't protect us we will strike until you do!
Sheila Wilson R.N. BSN MPH
Stop Healthcare Violence
source: Boston Herald