Nursing is the only profession that tolerates continual and repeated patient abuse as an everyday occurrence. Violence against nurses appears to be an unstated and accepted aspect of the job that is tolerated by the healthcare profession and administration. Throughout the history of the U.S., nurses have been the target of disgruntled patients (including their families), especially in times of economic downturns where staffing is maintained at skeletal levels and patients are increasingly stressed due to unemployment and lack of healthcare insurance. Because of the intimate nature of giving nursing care, nurses are at the forefront of patient abuse.
This course examines the causes of this violence, methods of prevention, and what administrative and legislative changes might address the issue in the future.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction - Recognizing and Preventing Violence
Chapter 2: Violence in the Emergency Department - Vignettes
Chapter 3: References
HTRSD is a provider of continuing education training focused on human trafficking and other social disparities for health care providers, as well as courses that address nurses' health and well-being and under-served topics in advanced critical care.Read Full Bio