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Nurses rally against violence from patients, family members

Nurse Talk speaks with Tampa RN, Louise Easty….

The violence ranges from verbal confrontations to physical assaults that patients and family members inflict on hospital, clinic and at-home health care workers, said Bonnie Castillo, a director at National Nurses United, the country’s largest nursing labor union.
At the head of the crowd during a recent rally in Tampa, Castillo read off statistics that the Journal of Emergency Nursing published last year, including 76 percent — the number of nurses with at least 10 years of experience who experienced some form of workplace assault in 2013 alone, the year the study was conducted. “Seventy-six percent!” echoed a rally organizer.

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