Violence in BC health care facilities has reached shocking levels, with nurses on the front line. Public polling shows nine out 10 people in BC think more should be done to prevent violence against nurses.
While these trends are alarming, they are entirely preventable. The facts support the need for action on this issue. Nurses continue to make headlines rallying to protect their right to a safe workplace, which includes being protected against acts of violence. Ninety-five percent of nurses polled in our province agree that 24/7 security at certain sites would reduce violence in the workplace.
Violence is not part of any nurse's job.
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