Learn How to Protect Yourself, and How We Can Mitigate Healthcare Violence
The Shocking Reality of Violence in Healthcare
And What We Can Do About It
by Sheila Wilson, RN, BSN, MPH
Are you a healthcare worker who has been assaulted, or know someone who has?
Being assaulted is not within your job description.
Violence against healthcare workers has reached epidemic levels, and emergency personnel are particularly at risk. Assaults on healthcare staff are leading to life-changing injuries, PTSD, and even death.
The American Nurses Association states, “Workplace violence is one of the most complex and dangerous occupational hazards facing nurses working in today’s health care environment.”
This book will teach you:
- how to identify potentially dangerous situations
- how to protect and advocate for yourself
- what employers and administrators can and should do to protect you
- that being a victim of assault is not acceptable, and it is not within your job description
This book covers the extent and characteristics of violence in healthcare, contributing factors, and most importantly, what we as healthcare workers can do about it. It even touches on what employers and administrators can do to mitigate healthcare violence.
Working as individuals as well as collaboratively, it is possible to harness and diminish this frightening and growing epidemic of violence against healthcare providers.” -Author Sheila Wilson, RN, BSN, MPH