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Violence against nurses is a disturbing and ongoing problem. According to our HealthyNurse® Survey, 35 % of respondents have been verbally and/or physically threatened by a patient or patient’s family member. Thirty-one percent have experienced verbal or nonverbal aggression from a peer and 23 % have experienced aggression from a person in a higher level of authority. These stats are unacceptable.

 

Bullying, hostility, and violence can cause nurses to suffer physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. In addition, workplace incivility can lead to burnout or cause nurses to leave the profession entirely. Nurses, employers, and other healthcare leaders must work together to combat this dangerous problem.
 

ANA’s Incivility, Bullying, and Workplace Violence Position Statement explains that nurses and their employers working together are the foundation of an effective workplace violence prevention program, but your safety always starts with you. During this challenge, we’ll share a strategy each day you can use to prevent violence against yourself and other nurses and help build a safer, more respectful workplace.


Starts December 7, 2020. Click “Yes” under “Ready to Join?” above to sign up.

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Date & Time
Monday December 7th, 2020
End Date & Time
Friday December 11th, 2020

How are you doing in the challenge?

8 Comments
I was listening to a book on audible that went into detail on the types of bullying and workplace violence and stress of nurses, whether new or seasoned. Honestly knowing of these occurrences makes it sound like not an ideal career or a career with very little benefit. Nursing is a very difficult career, healthcare is alone one of the most taxing, but in times like what we are facing now we need to remember that we are all as team with the same goals and we are all humans. 
ChristiM ChristiM Dec '20
I am a huge fan of thank you cards. I feel like such a great gesture is letting a coworker know how thankful you are for them and what they do at work! Even if it's just a post-it, everyone loves being appreciated.
ChristiM ChristiM Dec '20
I love today's tip. I have always been so appreciative when new co-workers are welcoming and helpful in acclimating to a new environment. I try to do the same when I meet newcomers.
Nurse abuse is real ,we as nurses experience this abuse both in our work places from our patients ,their families,abuse at off shifts because our scrubs expose our profession thereby making us susceptible to abuse outside our work place.
We need laws that protects nurses ,we need to be out spoken to report these issues and not to be afraid because these abuses are under reported.
We should not be desensitized about nurse abuse or normalize it .
we should be able to do our job without fear .
To accomplish this ,public awareness about the impact of nurses in our society is important.


 
ChristiM ChristiM Dec '20
Thank you for the link to the pledge! 
PooleAmy PooleAmy Dec '20
Improving daily. We just updated our education for RN Residents regarding this challenge :)
This is great to hear PooleAmy‍! Can you share more with us about this? 
Thank you for the invitation to join.  I am faculty, but necessary to break any nurse abuse!
Melevine Melevine Nov '20
Thanks for the invite to join. It is important to break the cycle.

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