One of the hospitals in our system recently experienced an active shooter. The nursing staff reached out to our ethics team expressing concerns that our current training involving Run-Hide-Fight feels like abandonment of their patients and expressed concern about losing their licenses because they ran from the unit where the shooting took place. Some apparently didn’t leave due to this concern and a couple even went toward the event to help the victim.
Violence should not be part of the job
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