Nursing Workplace Incidence of Violence Essay examples

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In today’s world violence can be expected anywhere at any time. This includes what was considered at one time a low risk area, the medical facility. Today the incidence of violence is increasing. There are two types of violence the first is lateral violence or aggression which is amongst hospital or medical personal. The other is external factors consisting of patients or visitors instituting violence or aggression among themselves or against healthcare workers. This is known as a code grey in my facility and all male staff not currently engaged in patient care are supposed to respond.
For this paper the discussion will be on lateral violence as this form of violence has been showing a rapid increase in incidences. As mentioned we have
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5). Staff members that are identified with anger management problems need to be directed to some form of counseling to identify trigger points and how to redirect anger positively.
This issue needs to be addressed as soon as possible for any injuries sustained on the premises of the medical facility could set them up for legal ramifications. The public in this litigiously happy society are more than willing to take advantage of this situation. Staff has the right to feel secure at their place of employment. If they feel harassed while at work either physically, sexually, or emotionally then they too may have a case for litigation against their place of employment. In Arizona the “injunction against workplace harassment; definitions” (Arizona state Legislature, 2011) can be found in 12-1810 of Arizona Revised Statutes.
This is relevant for me as it is for everyone in the healthcare industry. We all want to work in an environment that is free from violence especially in an environment that is already full of stress. It is good to know that there are governmental sanctions for those that violate harassment or violence regulations in the workplace. We still need management to be accountable with those under their direction, disciplining and counseling problem employees as necessary. Because of this threat that constantly hangs over our heads we as nurses should develop a process or plan
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