Each day, thousands of nurses go into work in order to help complete strangers. I am not just talking about nurses in this country, I am talking about nurses from all around the world.
The image above, was produced and shared by Queensland Health in Australia.
Proving that, regardless of where in the world you are, nurses are being subjected to abuse, both verbal and physical, on a regular basis.
How sad it is, when we have to share and produce striking images such as the one featured in this article. How shameful is it, that a small section of individuals see nursing staff as ‘legitimate’ targets of their frustration.
Of course the nursing community would love it if there were more hospitals! More specialist departments and less waiting times!
But it is NOT the fault of the nursing community, that you have to wait longer than what you wanted to in a queue to be seen in A&E.
How misguided and how self-entitled must you be, to think that a long queue and a long wait has got anything to do with nursing and medical staff?
And when you see a nurse on a break, then you tut and sigh because ‘how dare they’ have a break from a difficult job that can and does impact the physical and emotional well-being of the men and women who are trying to make a difference.
If you have ever abused a member of the nursing / medical community, then you will no-doubt blame others for your shameful act.
Or you will blame alcohol for your despicable and unacceptable behaviour.
In truth, you have no-one to blame but yourself.
Of course, we understand, that those with mental health conditions are really also a victim of the system, rather than a component that acts to bring the same system to its knees.
But for anyone who makes a conscious decision to abuse a member of the nursing / medical community, then you are a part of the reason as to why the system can and does fail.
There is no excuse. You have no excuse.
If you assault or abuse a nurse or medic, then you do not ever deserve to benefit from the care they dedicate their lives to giving.
If you have a story or one-off blog that you would like to share with us, then you can contact our team of former emergency services personnel either through our Facebook page, via twitter ( @ES_News_ ) or you can contact us via email: email@example.com
Before you go...
We need your help. As former emergency services & armed forces personnel, we pride ourselves on bringing you important, fast-moving and breaking news stories which are free from the negative bias which is often directed at the emergency services by some sections of the mainstream media.
One of the reasons we started 'Emergency Services News' was because we became tired of reading badly informed stories about the emergency services which seemed only ever to highlight negative aspects of the job.
We want to be the unheard voice of the remarkable men and women who serve in the emergency services, NHS and armed forces. And with around 500k page views each month, we are getting there!
As income from ads, the mainstay source of income for most publishers, continues to decline; we need the help of our readers.
And remember, if you have a service, product or job vacancy that you would like to promote to our large readership, then you can buy advertising space in our articles.
You can support emergency services news from as little as £1. It only takes a minute. Every contribution, however big or small, is vital for our future.
Please help us to continue to highlight the life-saving work of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces by becoming a supporter.