– I’ve been hit, punched, bitten… kicked, scratched, called names,
cursed at, even choked. – Too many nurses and health professionals
have suffered violence at work. It happens in hospitals, nursing homes,
treatment centers and other facilities every day, and the attacks can come from
patients, family, or other visitors. This kind of violence is preventable. Nurses were often the targets. And workplace violence is getting worse. It won’t get better unless we do something. Nurses and health professionals
are fighting for policies to make our hospitals safer
for ourselves and our patients. We are speaking up to say,
“Violence is not part of the job.” Help us prevent workplace violence. Tell your legislators that nurses deserve
to be safe at work.