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June 6, 1999: Emergency Department Nurse Verbally Abused, Physician History Well Documented
Official tolerance for verbal abuse and sexual harassment is approaching zero.  It is clear that both are still prevalent in healthcare settings today.  Enforcing and reporting instances of abuse are critical to an end being put to the situation.  In this case, a physician had a "history" of verbal abuse in the facility involved.  It was the documentation of previous events that made formal action and administration of a suspension feasible.
http://www.nursefriendly.com/nursing/clinical.cases/060699.htm
Gordon v. Lewiston Hospital, 714 A.2d 539 PA (1998)

An elderly gentleman with chest pain and shortness of breath:
http://medicine.creighton.edu/medschool/case-pres/case101/hx101.html

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