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POSTED: Monday, March 19, 2012, 1:57 PM
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“I was assaulted by an intoxicated 20-year-old male as I took the patient to the phone to call his mother for a ride home. He passed me the phone and immediately punched me in the side of the face.”

These are the words of Stanley Johnson, a Temple University nurse for nearly 20 years. In August of 2011, while working night shift in the Emergency Department, he became a victim of violence, a problem that is too familiar to many nurses.  

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Lauren Auty, RN, BSN, MJ, has a nursing degree from Gwynedd-Mercy College and more than eight years' experience in emergency medicine, urgent-care and home-health settings. Born and raised in Feasterville, Bucks County, she earned a master's degree in journalism from Temple University. In 2008, she married a Philadelphia firefighter and together they have one son. And she would love to hear from you. Reach Lauren at

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