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Workplace violence makes nursing one of Canada’s most dangerous professions.

A man in his 20s, shirtless and tattooed, with blood pooling beneath his bottom lip, is lying on a bed in Toronto East General Hospital at 5 a.m. It took six police officers to restrain him. When they left, his care was handed over to nurse Doriann Duncan-Johnson. “He is agitated and violent, spitting at us, cursing and telling us to f— off,” said Duncan-Johnson, an emergency department nurse. This isn’t the first time these nurses have felt threatened caring for this […]

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