Saint Xavier University Scholarly Conversations

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Scholarly Conversations

Violence in the Health Care Workplace

Saint Xavier University School of Nursing and Health Sciences in conjunction with Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Omicron Chapter and Alumni Relations proudly presents Scholarly Conversations: Violence in the Health Care Workplace.

According to The Joint Commission (2018), "Health care workers must be alert and ready to act when they encounter verbal or physical violence -- or the potential for violence -- from patients or visitors who may be under stress or who may be fragile, yet also volatile. Health care organizations are encouraged to address this growing problem by looking beyond solutions that only increase security."

As one of the largest sectors of the health care workforce, nurses are especially vulnerable to violence.

The American Nurses Association-Illinois stated in 2017:

Thursday, October 25, 2018

7 p.m.
McGuire Hall (L-216)
Warde Academic Center
Saint Xavier University
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655

One CEU will be awarded to RNs.

Admission is free and open to the public. Registration is preferred. Please RSVP by submitting your name and RN license to

Featured Speakers

Susan Y. Swart Ed.D., RN, CAE
Executive Director
ANA-Illinois and Illinois Nurses Foundation

Gregory H. Okon, M.S., CHPA
Public Safety Department
Palos Health

Gloria Miranda, RN, ADN
Surgical Trauma ICU
Advocate Christ Medical Center


Charlene Bermele, DNP, RN, CNE