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Study: Acceptance culture breeds patient violence

Hospital Safety Insider, May 15, 2014

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ER nurses and physicians work in an environment that promotes the acceptance of patient violence, and without major changes in the culture it will only get worse.
 
That's the consensus of a report released February 4 by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), an Illinois-based advocacy group supporting emergency care personnel.
 
The report comes to the conclusion that better training for emergency nurses is needed, as well a change in a culture of acceptance by hospital administrators, law enforcement, and even nurses themselves that being violently attacked by patients is just part of the job.
 
This is an excerpt from an article in the May issue of Briefings on Hospital Safety. Visit here to log in or subscribe.



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