Workplace Violence

Lateral violence

Over the years experienced nurses have treated new nurses harshly until those new nurses have proved themselves capable of performing their jobs. It happened to me.

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Violence in the ER

The headlines haven’t been pretty: A doctor, shot a work. A nurse, beaten around the head. Another nurse, stabbed by a doctor who also happened to be her patient. Hospital-based violence is on the rise.

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How do I deal with a violent patient?

A trapped or wounded animal lashes out at those trying to free it from a trap. An elk whose antlers are trapped in brush may try to kick at its rescuers who have only the best intentions in mind. And an injured patient can behave like a trapped and scared animal in cases where they may feel out of control or in cases of extreme pain.

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