Workplace violence against nurses is a disturbing and ongoing problem. One in four nurses has been assaulted at work and health care workers are more likely to be exposed to violence than prison guards or police officers.
According to ANA’s 2013-2016 Health Risk Appraisal, 9 percent of nurses fear for their physical safety on the job. These stats are unacceptable. Nurses and their employers must work together to combat this dangerous problem.
ANA’s Incivility, Bullying, and Workplace Violence Position Statement explains that employer commitment is the foundation of an effective workplace violence prevention program, but your safety always starts with you.
Over the first week of this challenge, we’ll share tips for employers and what actions they can take to make their organizations a safer place for nurses. Then, the following week, we’ll share daily strategies that nurses can use to prevent violence against themselves and other nurses.
Starts December 7, 2020. Click “Yes” under “Ready to Join?” above to sign up.
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