Violence in nursing homes P.1
Workplace Violence happens every day in nursing homes. Nursing home violence is one of the most complex and dangerous occupational hazards nurses face daily. This article will include what are workplace violence, types of abuse, risk, laws and policy, and a rigorous intervention for a resolution. The development of a typology of nursing home violence has advanced our understanding of the violence to the victim and provided a foundation of conceptual framework linking etiology and preservation. Health care workers may be exposed to four different types of violence in the course of their work. The over whelming majority of threats and assaults against care givers came from patients, justifying amasses on this type of violence.
Individual nurses and direct care providers have very little influence over the level of violence inn their workplace, but through collective action are poised to influence the policies designed to protect the health care work place.
What is workplace violence? Work place violence or the threat against workers can occur inside or out of the work environment. Violence can range from threats to verbal abuse both physically and mentally. Homicides are one of the leading job related deaths. However it will manifest itself, workplace violence; is a growing concern for employees and employers nationwide. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. (NIOSH)
The dangers that come from the exposer to violent individuals combined with the absence of strong violence prevention programs and protective regulations. Agitated patients in some facilities, nursing homes and generic wards have a common source of verbal and physical violence against nurses and health care providers.
The Bureau of labor statistics reports that there are 69 million homicides in the health services from 1996-2000. Although the vast majority of workplace violence consists of non-fatal assaults BLS shows...