From the American Nurses Association – an example bill for workplace violence prevention.
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Nearly 60% of all nonfatal assaults and violent acts occurred in the workplace occurred in the health care and social assistance industry.
The incidence of violence is likely far greater than that which is reported resulting from inadequate reporting mechanisms and victim fear of isolation, embarrassment and reprisal.
Violence claims a significant toll on all. In addition to the physical, emotional and mental affects on the victim, other negative effects include: financial loss resulting from insurance claims, lost productivity, legal expenses, property damage, and possible staff replacement costs.
Prevention is essential for creating a safe and therapeutic environment for patients and a safer work place for health care workers.
It is possible to reduce and mitigate the effects of violence.