Archive: March, 2012
“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.