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
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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