Preventing violence in the health care community
Workplace violence is an increasingly recognized safety issue in the health care community. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health defines workplace violence as any physical assault, threatening behavior or verbal abuse occurring in the workplace. AONL is committed to providing nurse leaders with tools to prevent workplace violence and ensure the safety of health care workers and patients.
The AONL and Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) created the Guiding Principles on Mitigating Violence in the Workplace to assist nurse leaders in systematically addressing measures to manage and reduce violence against health care professionals.
The AONL/ENA Workplace Violence Toolkit to assist nurse leaders in developing and implementing a comprehensive plan to manage violent behaviors in acute care settings and protect staff.
Articles about AONL’s work
- Violence in the Hospital: Preventing Assaults Using a Clinical Approach: A clinical mindset can reduce assaults in the health care workplace (H&HN, June 9, 2017)
- Confronting Nurse Burnout, Workplace Violence and the Nursing Shortage (H&HN, February 6, 2017)
- Addressing Violence in the Health Care Workplace (H&HN, July 2, 2015)
- The American Organization of Nurse Executives and Emergency Nurses Association Guiding Principles on Mitigating Violence in the Workplace (JONA, July/August 2015)
- Forum Focus - AONE Toolkit and Guiding Principles on Mitigating Violence in the Workplace (Physician Leadership Forum, May 21, 2015)
- Cal. moves ahead with a workplace violence standard for healthcare industry (Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, Nov. 30, 2015)