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:
- Seventy percent of nurse respondents reported they had experienced violence in the workplace.
- Three out of four nurses experienced verbal or physical abuse, such as yelling, cursing, grabbing, scratching or kicking, from patients and visitors.
- One in four nurses had been physically assaulted while at work by a patient or a patient's family member.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Y. Swart Ed.D., RN, CAE
ANA-Illinois and Illinois Nurses Foundation
Gregory H. Okon, M.S., CHPA
Public Safety Department
Gloria Miranda, RN, ADN
Surgical Trauma ICU
Advocate Christ Medical Center
Charlene Bermele, DNP, RN, CNE