A nurse was stabbed in the parking lot near Rutgers New Jersey Medical School where staff had voiced concerns about the area's safety, according to an article on the NPR website.
Union members met with hospital management to discuss increased safety. The victim remains in critical but stable condition.
According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years of 2005-2014, the rate of healthcare workplace violence increased by 110% within the private-sector.
As a result, this past July, the Senate passed Elise’s Law — requiring healthcare employers to implement workplace violence prevention plans.
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