A new initiative has been introduced to educate nurses, health care workers, and social services workers on how to prevent workplace violence where you work. Write a 7501,000-word article on workplace violence and prevention measures for the hospital employee newsletter.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
?Explain the American Nursing Associations position on violence in the workplace.
?Explain safety policies and protocols for preventing and responding to violence against health care workers.
?Correctly format citations and references using APA style.
The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (2002) defines workplace violence as any physical assault, threatening behavior, or verbal abuse occurring in the workplace. Violence includes overt and covert behaviors ranging in aggressiveness from verbal harassment to murder.
Specific to hospital workers, studies by the Institute for Occupational safety and Health (NIOSH) show that:
Violence often takes place during times of high activity and interaction with patients, such as at meal times and during visiting hours and patient transportation. Assaults may occur when service is denied, when a patient is involuntarily admitted, or when a health care worker attempts to set limits on eating, drinking, or tobacco or alcohol use. (2002, para. 4)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. (2002). Violence: Occupational hazards in hospitals. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2002-101
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Your workplace has experienced some serious problems with workplace violence that occurred between patients and caregivers. A new initiative has been introduced to educate nurses, health care workers, and social services workers on how to prevent workplace violence. You have been asked to write an article on workplace violence and prevention measures for the hospital employee newsletter.
Search the library and the Internet for scholarly and professional peer-reviewed articles on workplace violence. You will need at least five articles to use as support for your work on this assessment.
Write a 7501,000-word article (34 pages) on workplace violence and prevention measures for the hospital employee newsletter. AIDress the following in your article:
Your presentation should meet the following requirements:
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