Work place violence is an issue in any work force. It unfortunately can cause even more issues in a hospital or with nurses. Nurses need to be focused to save lives and the issue of work place violence can be a big deal. If you would like to learn more then please also review our Legal Nurse Consulting Program.
The article, Nurses, get informed about workplace violence, states
“As the discussion continues in the nursing community on how to prevent workplace violence, laws are being enacted nationwide to reduce the number of incidents and make healthcare settings safer for both patients and staff.
In the Prevent Workplace Violence in Nursing digital edition we explore this important topic, along with measures being taken to decrease violence against medical staff. Nurses of every level and specialty should read this issue — it could make a difference in your own jobs and lives.
Included in the edition is an informative piece by Robert G. Hess Jr., PhD, RN, FAAN, executive vice president and chief clinical executive for Nurse.com by OnCourse Learning, who tells the story of his early days as an RN and having colleagues who were victims of workplace violence. Hess explains the more stoic attitudes that once existed on the subject — “Bob, suck it up. It’s our job” — and how those viewpoints, thankfully, have evolved. But more still needs to be done.”
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In the meantime, nurses, as well as other professionals, need to work on cutting down work place violence. Healthcare officials and managers need to have the appropriate guidelines installed to prevent and react to these issues.
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