If you work in healthcare, or love someone else who does, then you know. Violence is a very present danger on the job. Healthcare is the industry with the highest number of assaults requiring time off work for recovery. That statistic includes law enforcement, who are given tools for protection and who are surrounded by the deterrent of an assailant being charge with a felony offense. Healthcare workers are at times blamed for the circumstances of being assaulted, and quite often charges against our assailants are either not filed, or not prosecuted. Lives are devastated, or even ended, by workplace assault. This has to change. This is why we are Silent No More.
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