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The Shocking Reality Of Violence In Healthcare, and What We Can Do About It

The Shocking Reality Of Violence In Healthcare, and What We Can Do About It

by Sheila Wilson, Jamie Ross

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The book that could save your life.

Are you a healthcare worker who has been assaulted, or know someone who has? Violence against healthcare workers has reached epidemic levels, and emergency personnel are particularly at risk. Assaults on healthcare staff are leading to life-changing injuries, PTSD, and even death.

The American Nurses Association states, "Workplace violence is one of the most complex and dangerous occupational hazards facing nurses working in today's health care environment."

One major tenet of this book is clear and paramount: Being assaulted is not within your job description.

Reading this book, you will learn:
• how to identify potentially dangerous situations
• how to protect and advocate for yourself
• what employers and administrators can and should do to protect you
• that being a victim of assault is not acceptable, and it is not within your job description

This book covers the extent and characteristics of violence in healthcare, some of the contributing factors, and most importantly, what we as healthcare workers can do about it. It even touches on what employers and administrators can do to mitigate healthcare violence.

Author Sheila Wilson, RN, BSN, MPH, staunchly maintains that, "Working as individuals as well as collaboratively, it is possible to harness and diminish this frightening and growing epidemic of violence against healthcare providers."

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940157411206
Publisher: Sheila Wilson
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 184 KB

About the Author

Sheila Wilson, RN, BSN, MPH is an emergency room nurse, leader, and activist. She has worked both in clinical and administrative management positions, as well as executive leadership roles. As a clinician and in-patient care manager, she works with HIV/AIDS, TB, and substance abuse patients, as well as under-served populations in the Boston area. Sheila conducts ongoing educational training and outreach services on a multitude of topics including her latest endeavor, workplace violence, and has been published in a number of print and online magazines and journals. She enjoys spending her free time surrounded by friends, colleagues, her husband, children, and grandchildren. For more information, visit

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