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I find it very telling that it's not mentioned at all that there is much more violence against patients at our State hospitals. There has only been one news article to bring this to the public's attention.
The issue with patient rights vs staff safety is a very complex problem with many factors involved. Underpaid, under trained, overworked and burnt out staff is a big part of the problem. Another enormous problem is that patients at our State hospitals are so dehumanized (mostly because of the problems that staff have that I just mentioned) and have so little hope that they tend to act like dehumanized people...with violence. Taking more of their rights away will just make things worse. For more about patient on patient violence: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article49954330.html
I find it very telling that it's not mentioned at all that there is much…
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