The Radical Nurses participated in a live panel discussion on workplace violence against nurses hosted by NP Student Magazine creator, Dr. Patricia Little. We had a lively discussion about the rates of violence against nurses, myth-busting, and how nurses can work together to advocate for increased protections.
We know that violence against nurses is happening at unprecedented rates for a myriad of reasons to include: a lack of access to healthcare–including mental health and addictions treatment–chronic under-staffing, a nursing culture that discourages reporting, and a lack of federal and state legislation to protect healthcare workers. It should not take nurses dying to prompt legislatures to examine this trend. Let’s work together to shine the light on violence against nurses.
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