Time to end nurse abuse

Resources and efforts to prevent workplace violence. Virtually every nurse has experienced or witnessed some degree of workplace violence. For Donna Fountain, PhD, RN, the first incident occurred many years ago when she was a...

#EndNurseAbuse—Help is on the way

New resources to protect RNs from workplace violence THE American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Health Risk Appraisal in 2016 indicated that 25% of nurses had been physically assaulted by a patient or patient’s family member and...

Workplace violence: Don’t risk it, de-escalate it

Know the warning signs and stay calm.   WHETHER you’re a certified nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, or nurse practitioner, you’ll likely deal with patients who are feeling pain, have lost their independence, or...
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Verbal de-escalation for clinical practice safety

 The right tools—and support from your organization—will protect you and your patients. Takeaways: Nurses and other healthcare workers are harmed by violent patients and family members and need to be safe in practice. Many nurses...
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Passion with purpose

Looking back on ANA's work and presidency. THE PRESIDENCY of the American Nurses Association (ANA) is one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding roles in American nursing. It has been my privilege to serve ANA...

2018 nursing trends and salary survey results

What are your colleagues saying about workplace violence, bullying, and job satisfaction? RNs, as a whole, are a satisfied group. We’re satisfied with the nursing care we provide our patients. We’re satisfied with our...
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Forensic files

Bringing nursing expertise to the fight against violence. NANCY CABELUS, DNP, APRN, AFN-BC, a Connecticut Nurses Association member, has been a state trooper, a major crimes detective, a forensic nurse, and a U.S. diplomat. She’s traveled...
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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 academia, business, media, entertainment, sports, and to a lesser degree...

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. That statement is powerful because boundary setting is a part...
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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, and community centers. It infiltrates our schools, churches, and workplaces....

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 violence directed at them as “part of my job.”...
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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 to allow a blood sample to be illegally drawn. Wrongfully...

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 general population, patients, family members, and visitors can have financial...