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Wed Sep 22, 2021, 02:50 PM

Kicked in the ribs. Harassed At Vaccine Sites. Health Care Workers Are Tired Of New 'Normal'




Snip< “There's not a week that goes by that we do not hear about an instance in which a patient or family member was verbally or physically aggressive with staff,” she said.


Snip< “Our health care workers, they're already working extremely hard, day-in and day-out, to take care of those that need it most,” Reed said. “So dealing with a violent or aggressive patient just increases that stress level even more.”



https://www.gpb.org/news/2021/09/22/kicked-in-the-ribs-harassed-at-vaccine-sites-health-care-workers-are-tired-of-new



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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 02:59 PM

1. I used to have people screaming at me when I tell them to wear their masks while in the clinic.

They don't do that anymore.

My security guy, 6'5" from head to toe and shoulder to shoulder, only has to stand up, and people start behaving themselves pretty quickly...

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 03:02 PM

2. Anti-vaxxers should die at home.



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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 09:22 PM

9. Wow.

Can't blame this doc at all.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 03:17 PM

3. A retired nurse I know told me long ago about having been assaulted by patients,

but these incidents seemed to have been mostly arising from mental illness or substance abuse. When you are dealing with very stressed people with those underlying conditions I guess it's not surprising that they might lash out sometimes. These days, though, there is so much fundamental assholery and social permission for performative violence by people with short fuses (because they're assholes), all you have to do is throw in a disease that they don't think is real and a request that they acknowledge that it is real, and the assholes show their true colors by attacking the people who are trying to help them. Schizophrenia or drug abuse might be an excuse but being an asshole isn't.

For those of us who aren't health care workers, all we can do is hunker down with our vaccinations and our masks and our isolation and wait for the assholes to die off from their own stupidity, but that sure doesn't help the folks who have to deal with them every day.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 03:26 PM

4. A nurse friend says not a shift goes by without being assaulted.

Personally I wouldn’t attack a buff mountain climber, but here we are. He’s ready to quit, and he was a military medic.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 03:36 PM

5. Honestly at this point I wouldn't be opposed to putting these morons in camps.

Maybe then we could have a civilized society again.

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Response to Initech (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 03:45 PM

6. They'll scream that they're 'Re-Education Camps', but in reality, there will be nothing redundant

about them

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 03:59 PM

7. They'd have to have an education in order to be re-educated!

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 04:24 PM

8. This is unbelieveable

Not only are these selfish fucks taking up precious beds for non covid related sicknesses and illnesses, their families are just as violent and taking it out on the wrong people. Honestly I would love love love to see a policy saying if your family member harasses or attacks a medical personal. You will not be treated and will be sent home to die. There needs to be extremely harsh penalties for this shit.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 09:25 PM

10. The hospitals must start protecting the staff. Put security guards on every floor if need be.

This violence against medical personnel must stop.

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