Abuse

Stopping sexual harassment and violence against nurses

The importance of reporting Hardly a day goes by without another #MeToo story in the news, exposing an increasingly darker side of the worlds of...

Workplace violence: A nurse tells her story

It’s not okay, and it is a big deal. By Lillee Gelinas, MSN, RN, CPPS, FAAN “Personal boundary violation is not part of our job description....

Violence—It’s not “part of the job”

Advocacy is key to safer communities and workplaces. By Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Violence knows no boundaries. It spills into our streets, homes,...

Violence against healthcare workers: The Joint Commission issues Sentinel Event Alert

I’ve been editing an article about patient violence. One of the things that jumped out at me about it is that many nurses see...

The New Year rings in a call for continued nurse advocacy

Our role is critical to health care. Rise up. That’s what Utah RN Alex Wubbels did. She advocated for the rights of her unconscious patient, refusing...

On unsafe ground

A call for real change and policies to prevent violence against nurses By Susan Trossman, RN Healthcare facilities are a microcosm of society, where like the...

Take the pledge to #EndNurseAbuse

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has launched the #EndNurseAbuse initiative to increase awareness of the serious problem of physical and verbal abuse against nurses....

Body cameras in health care: The debate

Is it appropriate for healthcare professionals to wear body cameras? Here are some pros and cons, according to those debating this issue: Pros Provide evidence in...

What works: Code green prevents workplace violence

Over the public-announcement system at our inner-city, 500-bed hospital you hear, “Code Green, Main 5, Room 506.” That’s probably not a code you’ve heard...

Afraid at work

Sometimes certain people have personality problems — and anger problems. If that person happens to be in a position of authority, the result can...