HEALTH BYTES: What’s One of America’s Most Dangerous Jobs?

It’s not what you think.

Nurse Elise Wilson was stabbed multiple times in July by a patient unhappy with his medical care. The Massachusetts legislation seeking better protections for nurses is named after her.

They are routinely yelled at, spat at, pummeled, kicked, scratched and even stabbed by the people they’re trying to save.

In many states, being a nurse is more dangerous than being a police officer or a prison guard. It’s a profession with a stunning amount of violence. Read the full article.

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