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Old 11-07-2008, 06:27 AM
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I go back to court in ten days to face my attacker, and to read my victim impact statement to the court. I've been trying to write down the proper words to say but they aren't easy to find. I was not raised to believe in hatred or vengeance, but those are the only thoughts I've been having lately, and they are getting stronger every day. I am in a very uncomfortable place right now and I'll be glad when this whole thing is over with. I'll keep you posted on what happens. Thanks for asking.


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Old 11-08-2008, 04:07 PM
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Well if you're looking for good quotes....

"Yer 'onour, it is not me alone that stands before you today as a victim but my entire profession who look to you to preserve our right to work in a harm free environment; to recognise that, alongside our police, fire and armed forces personnel, ours is a position we undertake for the good of our people and those people look to you now to represent how or whether it is right for their nurses to be harmed in the natural course of their duties. A hospital is a haven of peace and compassion, a sanctuary of hope amidst despair; it is the soul and sanctity of the workforce who care for the sick and injured. It is not a freaken boxing ring."

And if you bung that in I'll get me brother to drop his next Pepsi delivery at your door step and 'lose' the receipt.

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Old 11-09-2008, 10:39 AM
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Absolutely defend yourself. It's against the law to hurt health care professionals. It's about time we say enough is enough. (Spoken like a true ER Nurse)
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:14 PM
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Thumbs up thinking of you today

here in new zealand we are a day ahead so today is the day I need to be thinking of you at the sentencing hearing and hoping it's not too traumatic.
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Old 12-26-2008, 04:44 AM
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GOOD FOR YOU!!! I am a new nurse and I dont understand the mentality that nurses should take physical abuse from patients and never complain. The other night when I was working a PT literally punched a nurse in the face and no one was outraged but me, no rept was filed. It was just let go. I dont get it.
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:09 AM
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It is a seriously under-addressed issue.

On one hand we known and understand hospitals can be emotionally charged places and pt's - and relatives - can soemtimes lose sight of their senses. It still doesn't make it right - but we try to empathise still.

Yet still, nurses are on the front line and this does not mean that they have to put up with being the target of abuse - physical or verbal (or sexual).

ALL acts of violence or abuse should be reported and acted upon - even if charges are not pressed - otherwise it becomes no better than sweeping child abuse or spousal abuse or racist abuse under the carpet.

We are there for public service and the public have a responsibility as well as rights.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:49 PM
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It's like a majority of things I've come to realise so far. Were suppose to take it as ''part'' of the job. I'm sorry but no nurse gets paid anywhere near enough for that. We've got a similar case on our ward atm. I look forward to hearing Mother's progress.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:16 AM
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Mother's progress is on her blogsite - I think she married the dude in the end.
Or maybe that was another blog?
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