Violence against Nurses

Question #1: Patient or Staff-Related Healthcare Safety Concerns

Nurses are exposed to a variety of work-related violence in their workplace especially those working in emergency, aged care as well as in the mental health sections. In my place of work, nurses have been beaten before by those with a mental health issue. At times they suffer violence when they have gone to administer drugs and medication to the patients. Nurses are exposed to both verbal and physical violence, and in some cases, they have had to accept this as part of their job. On another instance in my workplace, a nurse was verbally abused by a cancer patient who caused the nurse a lot of psychological trauma (Van, 2017).

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