Four people were killed in a shooting at Tulsa’s hospital complex, two of them doctors. This has brought to light violence against healthcare workers.
Nurse Jennette Pearson says she was brutally punched by a patient who didn’t want to take his medication at the Utah state hospital where she works. The attack left her with a black eye, concussion, and bruising.
“We get used to it. We get used to hearing our lives threatened everyday,”Pearson,
After being separated from family members due to safety protocol, the nurse said she saw patients become more violent during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She and other medical professionals warn of increasing violence against them.
As an example, a man in Utah brandished two guns and stormed the lobby of a hospital. He demanded to be seen by a doctor. When he refused to give up his weapon, he was shot by police.
Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital shot a beloved cardiac surgeon after a delusional gunman saw on surveillance video at the hospital blamed him for his mother’s murder.
Alarming 47% reported being physically assaulted by their physicians.
Scott Strauss manages security at North Shore University Hospital, Long Island. Inside Edition was shown how the hospital’s advanced turnstile system keeps hospital workers safe.