Workplace violence in hospitals is preventable, says head of National Nurses United

Lincoln Wylie

Place of work violence in healthcare is an concern that has exacerbated by the worries of COVID-19, in accordance to Countrywide Nurses United.

An union survey completed in November 2020 shows that, of the fifteen,000 registered nurses nationwide who responded, 20% described they have been dealing with elevated workplace violence. That’s according to Michelle Mahon, assistant director of nursing practice for the specialist affiliation of registered nurses, which has far more than a hundred and seventy,000 members nationwide. Most of the violence, both of those physical and verbal, is from sufferers to staff. 

Mahon puts the blame squarely on wellbeing procedure staffing shortages. 

“Improves below COVID-19 are going on thanks to reducing staffing levels – the variety a person point,” Mahon said. “The union has been pushing for elevated staffing ranges.”

Not all nurses report an assault, for the reason that of anxiety retaliation from employers who aim on no

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