Any feedback or recourse for staff abuse by patients?
I have worked as a travel nurse in 3 State hospitals in NC.
This last one I am working at has had more staff being jumped and beaten by patients than anywhere else I have ever worked at or have heard about . All of the other nurses that have worked elsewhere agree.
We have had Doctors being choked to death and a collar bone broken.
We had a female nurse who was jumped and choked and her glasses broken.
A young female HCT who was choked to the point of being unconcious and blue.
This is not just randon , and there are many more incidents that I am not describing here. I do understand that psychiatry can be risky and violent.
This has been beyond that.
There are many incidents of staff abuse that we have seen and I am wondering if there is any recourse other than quiting which really doesnt address or solve the problem.
This is a major issue and although i am not able to discuss this on a deeper level the fact is we are all very concerned and it doesnt seem that this is being adressed in a proactive way.