Nurses abused

Almost 30% of nurses in the province have been physically abused while doing their job.

The Nurses Union conducted a survey of its members and found nurses reporting they had been punched, slapped, kicked,or otherwise abused while carrying out their daily duties, according to the Daily Gleaner.  73% said they were the victim of verbal abuse.

Nurses Union president Paula Doucet says nurses are spat on, pinched, bitten…there’s no end to what they and other health professionals put up with.