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Nov. 18, 2021

"I was punched in the face several times by my patient": Addressing Online Hate and Violence in Healthcare

"I was punched in the face several times by my patient": Addressing Online Hate and Violence in Healthcare

In this episode, Amie & Sara address the rising level of online hate and death threats in social media towards healthcare professionals. We also discuss the increasing violence in nursing and towards healthcare staff. When will this stop? We need...


In this episode, Amie & Sara address the rising level of online hate and death threats in social media towards healthcare professionals. We also discuss the increasing violence in nursing and towards healthcare staff. When will this stop? We need protection. The government needs to step up and protect healthcare workers.

Disclaimer: In the following episode we will discuss a violent attack that occurred with a healthcare worker. She has allowed us to tell her story. Please note the details of her account can be triggering to some. We recommend listening at your discretion.

Links:

https://www.ona.org/news-posts/expert-panel-southlake/

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/florida-man-accused-attacking-pregnant-nurse-resulting-death-unborn-baby-n1283261

https://www.assp.org/news-and-articles/house-passes-bill-to-protect-healthcare-and-social-service-workers-from-violence 

https://www.ajmc.com/view/violence-against-healthcare-workers-a-rising-epidemic

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2779310 

https://www.nationalnursesunited.org/press/nurses-applaud-passage-legislation-protecting-health-care-social-service-workers

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/coral-springs/fl-ne-woman-coral-springs-murder-20200728-qdwwga3wejck7c4ugom3ttu3jy-story.html

https://nursesunions.ca/campaigns/violence/ 

https://ohsonline.com/articles/2019/11/25/congress-bill-works-to-protect-health-care-workers-from-violence.aspx 

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