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Why I helped to prosecute a patient after I was assaulted at work

Nurses need to stand up to acts of aggression and not accept them as ‘part of the job’ by ensuring there are consequences to attacking front-line staff

Nurses need to stand up to acts of aggression and not accept them as ‘part of the job’ by ensuring there are consequences to attacking front-line staff

At work last year, I was physically assaulted by a patient who had managed to wrap a radio wire around a hospital security guard’s neck.

I was kicked and spat at when I tried to help my colleague.

Being spat at was disgusting and disrespectful

Although this is the first incident where I have helped to prosecute a patient, it is not the first time I have been assaulted.

However, this incident stayed with me as I found being spat at so disrespectful. It was disgusting and I

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