What is your legal right as a nurse or nurse's aid working in the psyche field when it comes to being harrassed by a client? This happened to a nurse's aid that I know. A client harrassed this nurse's aid for weeks, and the end result was that this client phyically attacked this nurse's aid. Immediately after work this nurse's aid pressed charges on this client. The next day she then alerted the client's treatment team of her actions. The treatment team decided to limit this nurse's aid's contact with this client. At first this worked, but after a few days this client continued to harrass this nurse's aid. In addition, this client stated repeatedly that if this nurse's aid does not pay attention to this client, then this client would act out and assault the nurse's aid again. This nurse's aid also received several letters from this client and continues to receive more daily. This nurse's aid could not tolerate this no longer and asked management to transfer her temporarily out of nursing until the client is transferred. Management stated to this nurse's aid that she should expect this from working with psyche clients and that she should accept it as a hazard of working in the psyche field. This nurse's aid has also discussed this issue with several people who are a committee who help staff deal with assaults from clients. They empathized with her issue, but they said that there was nothing they could do. This nurse's aid went to her union and her union also said that there was nothing they could do either.
Can anybody out there give me some type of insight so that I can assist my friend with this issue?