Violence inside KC area hospitals: Investigation uncovers patients attacking nurses

Source: Ryan Kath, NBC Action News, November 22, 2011

Nurses do their job to save lives and help people heal, but an NBC Action News investigation found an increasing number of health care workers also fear for their own safety on a regular basis.

The issue of workplace violence inside hospitals is an issue mostly hidden from the general public, but NBC Action News searched crime reports, reviewed workers’ compensation claims, and heard first-hand accounts of nurses attacked by the patients they are paid to care for.

Is it an inevitable part of the job, or are hospitals not doing enough to stop it?

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