Violence in Nursing: What, Why and How to Respond

violence in nursingThe propensity for violence in nursing, particularly in the Emergency Room (ER), is abnormally high. After all, emotions are extremely volatile and judgment is often clouded. In turn, most facilities have instituted a respective “violence-prevention” program to monitor work related assaults but unfortunately, while this intervention can reduce the number of incidents, not all can be prevented. So, what is workplace violence? Most people think of violence in the workplace as solely being physical but consider the following forms of violence which are often dismissed:



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