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Protect Yourselves, Protect Your Patients
The American Nurses Association (ANA) convened a professional issues panel to develop policy and identify strategies to address barriers to nurses and other health care workers reporting violence and abuse, and to strengthen 'zero-tolerance' policies.
Any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation or other threatening, disruptive behavior from patients, patient's family members, external individuals, and hospital personnel. It includes physical, sexual, and psychological assaults.
This under-reported epidemic has devastating results on the healthcare industry. Studies show that WPV can affect the quality of care and care outcomes, contribute to the development of psychological conditions, and reduce the RN's level of job satisfaction and organizational commitment.
Abuse is never your fault.
Hear the Message
Take a listen to and share the #EndNurseAbuse ad which can be heard on iHeartMedia podcasts and radio.
Text Your PledgeJoin the social movement by pledging to support nurses and other health care workers. Text PLEDGE to 52886 and then share on social media.
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For years ANA has been leading the charge to end nurse abuse. Our hard work has paid off -- workplace violence legislation was just introduced in Congress.
Ask your lawmaker to become a cosponsor and help end nurse abuse now!
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